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Tuesday

Tuesday is considered the unluckiest day during the week for the Greek people.  It was on this day on Tuesday May 29th 1453 that the unimaginable happened and the city of Constantinople fell to the Osman Tribe, the "Ottoman Turks".

It is often said that  businesses that open on this day have a black mark against them, and many Greeks who believe in this superstition will not venture into a new business on a Tuesday.

The the number 13 is considered lucky by Greeks in the setting when it stands alone as can be seen from the previous weeks writing, see The Number 13.

However, when Tuesday and 13 are placed together they are considered unlucky in the Greek culture. So Greeks  will watch out for Tuesday the 13th not Friday the 13th.  It is the combination of the date "Tuesday"  with the number "Thirteen" that is considered very unlucky to the Greek people. 

 

Other Superstitions:  

  • Kalikatzaroi Learn about these little goblins who are thought to run around from the period of Christmas to Epiphany stirring up trouble!
  • Itchy hand What could it mean if you have an itchy hand?
  • A parent's curse What could be more dangerous than a parent's curse?
  • The Fall of Constantinople Learn about a superstition that became a prophesy!
  • The Number 13 Is the number 13 considered lucky or unlucky by Greeks?
  • Priests What is the superstition surrounding these highly respected members of the church?
  • The Use of Salt What can salt be used for?
  • The Use of Spitting What is spitting good for?
  • The Use of Garlic When and why should garlic be used?
  • The Evil Eye  One of the oldest superstitions passed down from pagan times!
  • Sneezing  What is thought to be behind you sneezing?

 

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