10 Korean Superstitions You May or May Not Have Known About

10 Korean Superstitions

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20 Comments
  • Jane
    Aug 31,2015 at 8:10 am

    I was about to comment and ask if you want “Robert” to die if I didn’t read your last note ^^

  • Anonymous
    Sep 3,2014 at 9:52 am

    Shoes in not Korea that is china

  • Narihin
    Aug 28,2014 at 6:30 am

    hello ! i’m korean ! i see this picture on the internet. i want to translate this picture into korean and upload at korea site, but first i have to ask your permission. sorry for the incorrect grammar ㅠㅠ

  • krzyart
    Aug 21,2014 at 5:27 am

    My Korean friend told me his grandmother (or perhaps aunt) said not to eat apples at night or you’ll get sick/die. He seriously would not let me eat my apple I had brought as a snack.

  • Michael Hwang
    Aug 17,2014 at 10:29 pm

    Wow, I learned that the number four represents the symbol of death.

  • Aug 14,2014 at 9:46 pm

    The butterfly superstition also exist in Brazil haha I knew about some, but that one is new for me and really funny to think about it. Why do people say that? I mean, some of the superstitions make no sense but we can understand why people believe on them. But the butterfly one haha nonsense.

    • Dominic 'Dom' Dinkins
      Aug 17,2014 at 5:45 am

      I wondered that as well haha. The butterfly one has been told to me by many students actually.

    • bcook
      Aug 17,2014 at 1:14 pm

      Butterflies have powdery wings sometimes no? (The ones I’ve touched did…or maybe they weren’t butterflies? What was I touching! Ok. I digress) Anyway, maybe that powdery stuff will get in your eye and cause an infection?

      • Aug 17,2014 at 1:23 pm

        This powder on the wings of butterflies are scales that form the wing and help avoid predators and also to warm. Biologist detected haha I don’t think they can cause an infection or something like that. But who knows, maybe people were afraid of that for not knowing the mining or what that powered was. Better avoide the unknow.

  • XiaoVee
    Aug 14,2014 at 3:04 pm

    wow, nice information Dom ^^
    Thanks for sharing

    • Dominic 'Dom' Dinkins
      Aug 17,2014 at 5:46 am

      Sure no prob!

  • ingy hany
    Aug 13,2014 at 9:48 am

    so i was born on 4th of november in Egypt ,here it`s the love day but in Korea it`s a bad luck

    • not_apply_for_date
      Aug 16,2014 at 7:39 pm

      I think only floors or Hospitals avoid #4. It is not apply to date fyi.

    • 4444
      Sep 3,2014 at 6:46 am

      only floor. Korean peole don’t care number4 about date

  • xCherry1304
    Aug 13,2014 at 8:41 am

    i cant at the chicken wings part XDDD

  • bcook
    Aug 12,2014 at 4:45 pm

    Cool! In my country they say if you whistle at night the dwarves will carry you away into the forest never to be seen again.
    Also it’s bad to sweep at night.

    • Dominic 'Dom' Dinkins
      Aug 17,2014 at 5:46 am

      Bad to sweep at night? What is the reason for that?

      • bcook
        Aug 17,2014 at 1:11 pm

        Logical reason? I think it’s cause there wasn’t/isn’t much light to sweep by so you might end up sweeping away something valuable and not realise it.

  • Hyewon Kim
    Aug 12,2014 at 1:59 pm

    I used to turn on the fan and close all the doors in my room when my mom scold me. So I could have a cool night 😉

    • Dominic 'Dom' Dinkins
      Aug 17,2014 at 5:46 am

      haha nice 🙂

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