Diagonally placed windows are referred to as "witch windows
", due to the belief that witches can't fly their broomsticks through diagonal windows. The witch could still probably magic herself through the front door, but you'll make things a lot harder for her with these bad boys.
When you wake up on the first day of the month, saying the word "rabbit"
, or "rabbits", or "white rabbits", or any combination of these, gives good luck for the whole month. Make sure it's the very first
word(s) you say, though, otherwise the whole thing's pointless and silly.
You're advised to avoid knitting on your doorstep
during the later months, as this will bring about a long winter. Why you'd choose to knit outside in the dead of winter at all
is anyone's guess.
Gianni Jaccoma is an editorial assistant for Thrillist's Travel vertical, and will never kiss a baby on the lips ever again. Follow him on Twitter at @gjaccoma.