Bread to berets – What the French get superstitious about

It’s Friday 13th. While many superstitious folk around the world expect to be hit by some bad luck, the French hope to get lucky by winning the traditional Friday the 13th lottery. While they may not fear the dreaded date as much in other countries, the French still remain a superstitious bunch. Many of their seemingly irrational beliefs match those held in other countries, like the idea that spilling salt on the table will bring bad luck. But other superstitions appear to be more unique to France. So just to ensure you bring some bad omens on your French friends and colleagues, here are ten Gallic superstitions to take note of.

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