Strange Russian beliefs

People in all countries have their own daily rituals and beliefs. Russia is no exception. Let's assume that you are preparing for a journey. You packed your things. Russians believe that if you want to return to a place of your departure you should sit on your luggage for few moments.

People in Russia always give odd number of flowers. The only exception are flowers brought to funerals. If you a passing by a cemetery you should touch one of your buttons. Salt was very important throughout history. Russians believe that if you spill some salt you should throw three handfuls of salt over your shoulder.

Shaking hands and kissing over the threshold can result in an argument with a person you are visiting. All important things should not be started on Friday. Lighting a cigarette from a candle may mean a sudden death in your family.