A new year brings new challenges, and the superstitious of us are praying, wishing, and hoping for good luck. However, luck is brought on by different things in different countries. Here’s a list of how to get lucky:
Crickets – from Jiminy Cricket to Mulan’s cricket, crickets have made themselves a symbol of good luck from Asia to America.
Rainbows – a pot of gold on the other end will bring you good luck, if you can avoid the leprechauns!
Elephants – Originating in India as the god Ganesh, Elephants are good luck in Britain and America now as well.
Four Leaf Clover – The most recognizable Western symbol of luck is most apparent on St. Patrick’s day.
Dolphins – Considered good luck in Ancient cultures of Greece, Sumer, Egypt, and Rome, and for Native Americans, the dolphin is a symbol of protection.
Acorns – In Norse folklore, both the acorn and oak tree bring good luck, and were used to ward off lightning.
Pigs – In Germanic cultures, pigs are considered good luck.
Scarabs – In Ancient Egypt, these were the luckiest bugs around.
All our hope for a lucky 2012! What brings you luck?
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