Published On: 06-18-2012 04:30am
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After living in China for over 6 years and travelling around Asia so much, I have seen, heard and learned some really crazy things. But, since I am a little it superstitious to begin with the idea of a whole country having luck and unlucky days just makes things a little more fun and I love it!
Here are a few standard rules for lucky and unlucky days in China.
The 3rd and 17th days of the month are considered unlucky. Many Chinese don't work on these days. Double Ten Day, October 10th, is really, really unlucky.
Some Chinese women give birth prematurely by a Caesarean operation to ensure that their children have lucky birthdays. Around the time of some auspicious day or the beginning of lucky years some clinics and hospitals become overrun with women seeking Caesareans. At one provincial hospital a 50-year-old man reportedly died of stroke because doctors were too preoccupied doing Caesarean operations.
During the 1995 leap month between September 25 and October 23, Chinese in the northeast China wore blue socks, people in the southwest wore red socks and people in Beijing tied red threads around their wrists to ward off the harmful effects of the unlucky month. In Gansu province, many people slept outdoors out of fear that a major earthquake was going to occur.
And according to the Chinese horoscope the Rabbit is the luckiest of all the signs. You a rabbit if your born during -1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987 or 1999. But the horse is the most unlucky. Horses are born 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990 or 2002. Also, pigs are almost at unlucky as the horses. Pigs are born 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995 or 2007. Sorry pig and horses!
And if that's not enough for you, let move over to Thailand. My husband and I have spent A LOT of time there. And I really think Thai people are more superstitious than anyone else. In Thailand it is lucky to wear certain colors on certain days and very unlucky to wear other colors. If I remember right Mondays are yellow. If you are in Bangkok nearly everyone you see will have a bight yellow or gold t-shirt on. It really brightens up the city!
A girl that my husband works with is from Thailand. He was asking if on St. Patrick's Day if everyone could wear green that night. She showed up in electric blue because she had looked it up on her calendar and it said that it was very unlucky for Thai people to wear green that day.
Here are a few more lucky and unlucky thing about days in Thailand.
If you were born on a….
…Sunday, don’t do anything auspicious on a Friday.
…Monday, don’t do anything auspicious on a Sunday.
…Tuesday, don’t do anything auspicious on a Monday.
…Wednesday, don’t do anything auspicious on a Tuesday.
…Thursday, don’t do anything auspicious on a Saturday.
…Friday, don’t do anything auspicious on a Wednesday.
…Saturday, don’t do anything auspicious on a Wednesday in the middle of the night!
Start Building a New House
Like anything else in Thai society, there are auspicious days for starting to build a house.
Good days: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Bad days: Sundays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Ceremony for a New House
When Thai people have built a new house, they usually invite some monks to bless the house. However, there are certain days when you can do this:
Good days: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Bad Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
* Don’t do anything special or auspicious on Tuesdays (like top knot cutting, wedding, new house ceremony etc.). If you do it there will be bad consequences
* On Wednesdays, don’t make merit in your house or have a new hair style cut or cut your nails or have a wedding
* Don’t remove things on a Thursdays like uprooting plants or removing house pillars.
* Don’t have a funeral on Fridays because the word for Friday in Thai, “sook”, sounds like the same word for “happy”
* Don’t enter your new house on Saturdays or you won’t have a happy family life.