Russian Superstitions about Money
Money rituals and superstitions in Russia are very deep in people's minds. Probably one of the first money rituals was used when Russian merchants tinkled coins in their pockets if they heard the first call of a cuckoo in spring to attract more money. Multiple money rituals in Russia involve putting a lucky coin in the wallet and cajoling the brownie. Let's talk about some most common Russian superstitions related to money.
Russian merchants still have a lot of Russian superstitions. They believe that when the first person who buys things in a store is a man, the business will be very successful and a lot of goods will be sold that day. If the first customer is a woman, the business will be slow and unprofitable.
When giving a present that is related to money, like a wallet or a piggy bank, you should never give it empty. You should put a small coin to assure that there will always be money in it.
When a friend or a relative gives you a pet for free, you should give a little coin to this person to make sure that the pet will be in good hands. Otherwise, the pet will be unhappy.
Whistling in the house scares money away. So those who whistle in their own homes won't have any money.
You should never wipe off breadcrumb and pieces of food off the table with a bare hand. You should always do it with a towel, a cloth or a sponge. If you use your bare hand, there won't be any money for food.
The so-called windfall money that came unexpectedly and were not earned should be spent for good things, preferably for the needs of other people, rather than for yourself, because otherwise such money will not bring happiness.