Flower girls traditionally threw flower petals in the bride's path to lead her to a sweet, plentiful future.

Flower girls traditionally threw flower petals in the bride's path to lead her to a sweet, plentiful future.
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German researchers reported in 2010 that the more strongly people believed in their good luck charms, the more confident they were.

German researchers reported in 2010 that the more strongly people believed in their good luck charms, the more confident they were.
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According to superstition, if a baby cries for no reason, it is believed that there are ghosts around and the child is being disturbed by the ghosts.

According to superstition, if a baby cries for no reason, it is believed that there are ghosts around and the child is being disturbed by the ghosts.
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According to Chinese superstition, the luckiest number is eight because it sounds similar to the word which means 'prosper'.

According to Chinese superstition, the luckiest number is eight because it sounds similar to the word which means 'prosper'.
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Traditionally, bridesmaids would be dressed in similar bride-like gowns to confuse rival suitors and evil spirits.

Traditionally, bridesmaids would be dressed in similar bride-like gowns to confuse rival suitors and evil spirits.
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Due to superstitious beliefs, some Pirates were convinced that wearing an earring would improve or even cure bad eyesight.

Due to superstitious beliefs, some Pirates were convinced that wearing an earring would improve or even cure bad eyesight.
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A flock of crows is called a 'murder'. Several different explanations for this term were mostly based on old folk tales and superstitions.

A flock of crows is called a 'murder'. Several different explanations for this term were mostly based on old folk tales and superstitions.
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The wedding cake was not always eaten by the bride. It was originally thrown at her to symbolize her fertility.

The wedding cake was not always eaten by the bride. 
It was originally thrown at her to symbolize her fertility.
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Thunder following a funeral means that the dead person's soul has reached heaven.

Thunder following a funeral means that the dead person's soul has reached heaven.
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According to Chinese superstition, the unluckiest number is 4, as it sounds like the Chinese word for death.

According to Chinese superstition, the unluckiest number is 4, as it sounds like the Chinese word for death.
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