If you’re superstitious, you’re not alone.
And when it comes to travelling, our credulous behaviour is often heightened.
When we asked for your holiday superstitions via the BIG4 Facebook page, you provided some interesting responses.
Stay away from that ladder, and keep the black cats locked away. Because we’re about to test your luck.
“I have to practically spit polish the house before I leave home and make sure beds are changed, towels (are) washed, and everything is in its place. My husband says, 'just clean when you get home', but I like to come back to a clean house.”
“Me too! I nearly work myself into the ground preparing for my annual two-week holiday!”
“I can’t functionally pack to go away until the house is all sorted beforehand.”
"Before we leave home, the house must be spotless so when we come home all we need do is unpack, then wash, dirty clothes.”
“Call me crazy, but I will walk backwards out of a disabled parking bay if I accidentally set foot inside one. This becomes increasingly important when on holidays when I’m in new locations. Why do I do this? I have no idea, or even when it started, I just do it.”
“Wake up and check the date so I can confirm it's not yesterday and I've gone off a day too early! Then yippee, our time starts...now!”
“Thanks to my always-on-time dad I am one of those human beings who doesn’t need an alarm clock to get up on time, including early morning getaways for holidays. When I’m driving to a destination I will pick an exact time I want to be there, and I’ll usually nail it.”
“Mum used to hide TV remotes and the telephone, so if we got broken into they (burglars) couldn’t use the phone to ring STD and they would have to get up to change the channels.”
"If we're in the caravan, we always leave home and head straight to the servo and do a final check there.
Four out of five times we find we have forgotten something (even though we have done a thorough check beforehand) and head back home before heading off 'for good'!”
“Cleaning our accommodation before we check out. Including mopping ensuite at caravan site.”
“Don’t like flying on the 13th.”
"I know it's silly, but I avoid anything to do with the number 13. I don't usually think about it but when I travel I seem to notice the number everywhere!
Do you have a holiday superstition that you’d like to share? Or know someone who does? Please leave a comment below.
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