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There would be money, and.? Proverbs, signs and superstitions of our ancestors

Whatever one may do, and without money not to live. And for a long time in the people there were signs, beliefs, traditions and superstitions, related. Slavs, for example, had them such.

the Week schedule of monetary calculations

begins Week

since Monday which, as we know, an unlucky day. And therefore was considered that it is adverse for any monetary operations, including payment of large purchases and commission business - transactions. “On Monday do not lend money and do not repay debts, otherwise money will not be found“, “will thaw as wax all week“.

Tuesday was celebrated by several beliefs. In - the first to avoid to lend money, in - - not to borrow the second. As justification or, more precisely, caution, was called: “and that you are all life in debt“. In - the third in order that money was found in the house, could just be tonsured nails, and that is why, I did not manage to find the answer to this question.

Concerning Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday no bans and a taboo were established, and here on Friday it was told to tonsure for attraction of money nails, and for preservation not to lend them this day. And on Sunday it was not necessary to lend money to somebody too. But it was necessary to get rid of a trifle, having poisoned it or having distributed to beggars, and by the principle: “to the beggar - silver, to the beggar - copper that most not to become impoverished“. And at all not to give alms paper notes.

the Daily schedule of monetary operations

Existed a ban to give money in the evening. It was very hardy: and till today many people believe in justice of a proverb: “prick day from the yard, so with it and the given denga“; “on a sunset as a loan to give nobody either money, or bread - giving will be without return“; “at a sunset to spend money right and left, not to reduce calculations“.

A here is for this purpose safe morning: “then the debt will return, and the profit will turn up“.

Besides, after sunset that is when darkens, even in the house family members should not have handed over money - it promises misfortune. It was necessary allowing to throw them on a floor, and taking had to pick up them. “The sun set - take out nothing from the house; neither water, nor garbage, nor money - to ruin“.

Ways of rescue from a lack of money

Surprising business, in this respect existed council: “if you want to escape from a lack of money, so you eat more bilberry“. At present the offer rather executable so persons interested can easily check justice and effectiveness of this recommendation. Was considered that money should be taken the left hand, and to give - right.

It was necessary to store constantly also a little money under a cloth on a table, then in the house as if money will never be transferred and there will be no losses. Well, it is easy to check it too, as well as the offer not to put all money in one pocket. Was considered that if for New year to put a coin under a plate - money will be found the whole year at the one which of it will eat. Interestingly, and whether it is possible to act this way with a serving dish that all participants of a feast got financial good luck?

One more recommendation - “that money were found in the house, put in each corner on a coin and do not touch them“ - difficultly to correlate to cleaning of the apartment.

An ancient sign “not to whistle in the house - you vysvistit all money“, remained and up to now, as well as not to leave empty bottles on a table. But another is much less known: “that more money was, put in a purse an aspen leaf“, as well as such: “after leaving of guests shake out a cloth on the street that money was found“.

Besides, there were still bans to be on the threshold, “and that to money will be heavy to be passed to the house“ and to put money for a table, “it to monetary losses (as well as keys). For the same reason it was impossible to brush away a bread crumb hand from a table. Persons interested to avoid a lack of money in a full moon spread an empty open purse on a window three nights in a row, and also came to a new moon with the purse filled with money.

The rule “saw newborn month-grab gold that money was found“, not all can execute because not to all citizens today on a pocket to have products from this metal. Much more simply another: “looking at a new growing moon that money this month was not transferred, it is necessary to take them in a hand“. “Always to have money in a pocket, throw a little spider there“, - I, for example, would not decide. And here one more amusing rule: “that to the house money was flown down, put a broom the handle down“.

At construction of the new house put small coins under a threshold or to the base, sacredly believing that it will provide prosperity to residents. And young people at weddings everywhere showered not only grains, but also small coins that were prolific, and money constantly was found in the house.

There were ceremonies for improvement of a financial position with special lamentations, for example:

that money big came, on the young moon it was necessary to flatter a gray cat with white paws and to scratch behind ears, sentencing: “Koteshok - bayushok, give us money, grant us bolshenky“;

banknotes showed to a new moon with words: “Month, the friend, give money full koshelyochek!“;

put in each pocket of clothes on some coins, touching them several times in a day, lamenting: “water to coast, and money - to money“! Before washing took out coins, and then putting again.

Certainly, did not do without establishments concerning thrift:

- protect bread in a corner, and money - in knot;

- protect bread for food, and money for trouble;

- protect a fur coat on an icy cold, and money for need;

- do not learn to drink beer, learn to save up money!

- is crazy to trade - only to lose money.

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As to treat superstitions of the past, it is serious or with a smile is a part of our culture, and it is necessary to know it. But personally I most of all like statements of popular wisdom: “there would be we, and money will be“ because “without owner money - crocks“ and “money not the head: business acquirable“.