My family whom I am quite certain came to America by way of Northern Ireland during the Ulster-Scot immigrations of the 1700's, were Always very superstitious.
Don't shake the table cloth out after the sun goes down
Don't make plans on Sunday
Never pass the salt shaker at the table directly to someone (hand to hand) without setting it on the table first and letting them pick it up.
Always throw salt over your left shoulder for luck and Especially if you spilled the salt shaker.
If a mourning dove landed on the roof of our house my Nana would have a fit and run outside waving her arms and shooing it away because that meant a death in the family.
Never put a hat on a bed
Never rock an empty rocking chair
Only stir the pot in a clockwise direction
On and on the list goes.
Are these common Irish superstitions or just something that was in my family? All of them were and those still living Are still this way today. Just wondering if these were traditions brought over with them from Ireland.