Unpechowe souvenirs from the holiday. What Better not to import

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Unpechowe souvenirs from the holiday. What Better not to import

Pearls, peacock feathers or Venetian masks, who would believe that they bring bad luck? Sure nobody. Because and who would admit it? Meanwhile, on the internet forums, there are fierce discussions: whether the superstions believe only naïve, or some objects are actually cursed. Of course, we too do not believe in their bad power, but-just in case! -be warned, what souvenirs better from the holidays do not import.

 

Souvenirs from the holiday. Australia-Ayers Rock pieces

Souvenirs from the holiday. Australia-Ayers Rock pieces

Uluru (aka Ayers Rock) is a giant red monolith, probably the most printed symbol of Australia on postcards. The Lonely rock formation lies in the middle of the continent. Its dimensions are impressive, it has 350 meters in height, and in the perimeter-almost 10 kilometers. The Geological phenomenon also has a cultural significance: the Aborigines believe that Uluru is a sacred place. Hence, they took their belief that taking from Uluru shags of rocks brings bad luck, because it arous the anger of the deity. Similarly, entering the Holy Mountain is treated by Aborigines as a profanation of the place of worship. Fragments smuggled in the form of souvenirs reportedly bring misfortune to both the holder and his loved ones. In The history of local post offices, there have repeatedly been cases of returning unscated stones asking them to put them to the right place.

 

Souvenirs from the holiday. Hawaii-Cursed Land

Souvenirs from the holiday. Hawaii-Cursed Land

The Shards collection Case looks similar to Hawaiian beaches, where tourists mass gather fragments of lava, rock pieces and sand. Legend has it that the exportation of them from the islands in the form of souvenirs brings bad luck, before which warns the Curse of the Pele. Pele is a Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes, which, according to mythology, formed a sacred land. Every violation of the rules of Pele reportedly has tragic consequences: The bad fate brings fires, illness and even death of a loved one. Therefore, it is not uncommon to return the stolen fragments in Hawaii. The Hawaiian Chamber of Tourism is Also calling for the destruction of the island, but with reasonable arguments: it is simply about protecting the local nature.

Souvenirs from the holiday. Turkey Eye of the Prophet

Souvenirs from the holiday. Turkey-The eye of the Prophet

The White and blue Eye of the Prophet (or bad eye) is one of the most characteristic souvenirs imported from Turkey. We Come across almost every Turkish house and stall. Originally the eye was made of glass, but today we find this symbol for example. In the form of beads on the hand or earrings. Its origins date back to pre-Islamic times, when it was believed that the amulet protects the holder from the charms. He Was Worn in fear of evil gaze and curse, and every rupture of the object was received as a good sign (thus the evil spells were to be dismissed). Some believe that having an evil eye can also cause negative consequences, because the accumulated evil energy after years rotates against the owner of the object.

Souvenirs from the holiday. Tibet-Stones of the

Souvenirs from the holiday. Tibet-Stones of the

The Decorated stones of the agate called Dzi have a special value in Tibet. They Were, and still are, to the extent valuable, that they formerly acted as a means of payment. According to the beliefs of the peoples of Tibet, it was supposed to protect them from evil powers and to provide them with happiness: health, Love, power, and wealth. In Bhutan, the amulet was attributed to supernatural power, believed to be a gift of the gods. Also today, the Tibetan-endowed stone bears it with itself until the end of life. Since Sourcing original Dzi is incredibly difficult, the ones you can buy in Nepal and Tibet are most likely fake. Some are performing shaman and they need to be especially careful, because they can recall the evil spirit.

 

Souvenirs from the holiday. Venetian Masks

Souvenirs from the holiday. Venetian Masks

The Masks are eye-catching with colors, but they also awaken strange anxiety. They Hide The identity of the person wearing them and allow them to remain anonymity. Associated with the Venice carnival without them probably would not be so magical only that the masks are better not to import from there. Apparently they bring bad luck. Rather, they are not dangerous enough to return them. Well, probably the reaction to such a consignment of local post office employees would be funny.

A Similar superstition exists in the case of African masks, which are supplied by retailers of souvenirs in different parts of the world. The History of the Warsaw Ethnographic Museum knows at least one case of a tourist who, recognizing the African mask as the source of his misfortune, gave it to the museum collection. After The memorial, she came back only when her life had again gained peace and harmony. The Widespread belief in the poor power of masks most likely took place from traditional cultures, in which they were used for various magical rituals. Charged with energy was supposed to cast out evil spirits from the people on which the charms were thrown.

 

Souvenirs from the holiday. Poland-Peacock Feathers

Souvenirs from the holiday. Poland-Peacock Feathers

Also souvenirs with the motif of peacock feathers do not have a good opinion. Although They are sparkle beautifully with many colors, which are not associated with misery, they reportedly bring bad luck. The Genesis of this preview is not exactly known, it derives from folk superstions. The Peacock also appears in the Mythologies of Asian countries, for example. In India it is believed to be a divine creation. The Paw can signify self-confidence, pride and vanity, or be a symbol of rebirth and immortality. According to Sennika dream with peacock in the main role brings happiness eg. Allows for a pleasant meeting on the go. Despite the many positive meanings attributed to this bird, there is a widespread opinion in the online forums that they are bringing bad luck.

Souvenirs from the holiday. Egypt-Cartouche

Souvenirs from the holiday. Egypt-Cartouche

The Old Egyptian Cartouche had an oval shape, and on its surface ryto was the name of the Pharaona. Today, silver and gold cartuses are imported from Egypt in the form of memorabilia. As in ancient times there is a name written in the form of ancient characters. If you Decide to buy this Egyptian little thing for a loved one, you must remember: Don't give her a card with her own name. The Cartons should be replaced. Otherwise, the endowed is waiting for misfortune. While vacationing in Egypt, it is also better to keep in mind that you do not import figurines that imagine an Egyptian deity. And this can turn against their holder.

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