Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Broom Superstitions

A broom dropping in front of the door means company before the day is over.

It's unlucky to sweep on Monday.

It's unlucky to borrow a broom.

Sweep after dark and you will never be rich.

When someone is hit by a broom, he/she should spit on the broom and take ten steps backwards so that he/she will neither have bad luck or be arrested.

To step over a broom will start a quarrel in the house.

To brush your boot with a broom while you are sweeping will bring you bad luck for a week.

To avert bad luck after you have walked over a fallen broom, step backwards over it.

The person who is hit on top of the head by a broom will be arrested. (Funny, I should think it would be the other way around.)

Sweeping under a chair which someone is sitting in will bring you bad luck.

Sweeping on New Year's Day means that you will sweep out all the money you make in the coming year.

Never sweep before sunrise, or you will have bad luck.

Sweeping a porch at night brings bad luck.

It is a good sign to let a broom drop in front of you.

If you let a broom drop and don't immediately step back over it, someone dirtier than you will arrive.

If you wish to get rid of unwanted company, pick up a broom in front of them. This is a sign that you want them to go home.

For luck, always pick up a broom that is lying down.

What can I say? I am a wealth of information. I guess that comes with age. Hope you enjoyed these little superstitions.


  1. Love the photo of those old-fashioned brooms!

  2. Interesting....perhaps not sweeping at all is the answer - giggle. I could just vaccum!