The Louisiana Superstition That Will Give You Wealth, Luck, And Happiness In 2020

Now that 2019 is coming to a close, it feels like everyone is taking the opportunity to reflect and look back at the year they have had so far—and look to the future. Here are some of the most amazing traditions that people throughout Louisiana observe to keep a smile on their faces as they ring in the New Year. And of course, perhaps the most popular New Year’s superstition in Louisiana might just bring you wealth, luck, and happiness in 2020.

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Are you looking forward to exploring what 2020 is going to mean for you? Do you make the traditional New Year’s Day dish? Or maybe you follow another New Year’s superstition in Louisiana?  Let us know in the comments below!

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November 08, 2019

Are there any other superstitions in Louisiana?

Louisiana has a few superstitions that some people still uphold. One that you may have been told as a child was that if you drop a dish towel on the floor, it could mean that you’ll be receiving some visitors soon. Another popular Louisiana superstition is that if your left hand itches, you’ll be coming into some cash. If your right hand itches, an old friend may be resurfacing in your life soon.

What are the most popular traditions in Louisiana?

There are many Louisiana traditions that are upheld all across the Pelican State. One of the most popular traditions in Louisiana is eating red beans and rice on a Monday. Another popular tradition occurs during Mardi Gras, when King Cakes start to pepper every office desk and kitchen counter in Louisiana. If you get the baby in your slice, tradition says it’s up to you to purchase the next king cake.

What is the most bizarre superstition in Louisiana?

One of the most bizarre superstitions in Louisiana has to do with the mythical creature, the Cajun loud garou. To protect yourself against this mythical creature, it was said to lay 13 small objects by your doors. The creature cannot count higher than 12, so the beast gets confused and won’t enter the home.

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