It's October, otherwise known as #SpookySzn, and I, like most people, am excited about all the things that fall and Halloween bring.
Halloween has been a long time coming, and people have been enthusiastic for a few months already. It feels like the second you start seeing Spirit Halloween stores pop up, it's time to start thinking about costumes, decorations, and candy choices.
This got me thinking: What would be a fun way to get people even more into the spooky spirit?
So I reached out to our community on A*Pop, BuzzFeed's AAPI identity brand, to ask about cultural superstitions they know and possibly follow.
Starting off the conversation, I shared a superstition that I've followed my entire life, courtesy of my Filipino mother (Hi, Mom!):
Here are some of the responses we received:
1.Sleeping With the Fan On
2.Chopsticks Sticking Straight Up in Your Food
3.Stepping Over People
4.Turning Your Plate
5.Deceased Relatives With Butterflies and Dreams
6.Taking a Ring Off Someone's Finger
7.Letting Food Cool Before Refrigerating
8.Gifting Someone With Shoes
10.Asking for Permission From Spirits to Avoid Their Wrath
What are superstitions that you know and possibly follow? Let us know in the comments below!
Be sure to follow A*Pop on Twitter and Instagram for more AAPI-centered content!