Sneezing

Especially in the winter many of us catch a cold.

What about you? Achoo!!! Was that you?
Are you maybe a Japanese?

If so, then you are maybe familiar with local beliefs
concerning number of sneezes one after another.

Man sneezing
Man sneezing

You sneezed once. That means you are being praised ("ichi homerare").

You sneezed twice so you are being disliked ("ni nikumare").

You sneezed three times in a row. Well, you are definitely being admired ("san horerare").

You sneezed four times. You certainly caught a cold ("shi kaze o hiku"). No doubt about it.

Make yourself a cup of tea or visit your doctor as soon as possible.