I think it's a bit odd that I choose to remain skeptical when it comes to superstitions but I find this thread interesting to read for the reason that I am curious to know about some superstitious beliefs of people from other countries. I always thought Philippines have the most of these things but it seems that I am wrong.
Anyway, I'd like to share a few although I don't believe in them. For me, they are just passed on through our ancestors along with some traditions and urban legends.
- In the Philippines, I've been told by my mother that when you have to go outside especially at night you have to say "Tabi tabi po"
which translates as "Excuse me" in English because some Filipinos believe in supernatural entities like dwarves. Going out late at night especially on a deserted place with tall grasses and trees, they would say you might come across one and hurt them unintentionally by stepping on them, thus you have to be polite by excusing yourself. xD
- If you see many black ants in your house, it means there is a good fortune awaiting for you (a lot of money)
- Taking a shower at night lessens your blood, you might get anemic for this. (Apparently this is just a hoax, there is no scientific explanation for this) xD
- Sweeping the floor with a broom/cleaning at night is a no-no, it drives away good luck and good fortune.
- At New Year's eve, the purpose of fireworks is not just for people to have a good view. some Filipinos believe that the noise produced by fireworks drives away bad spirits from your home so you could live in peace the whole year.
Another thing, I think this applies to other countries too.
There is a belief that if you come across with a black cat, it means you will have bad luck.
I don't believe those though, just sharing what we have here.