No shoes on the table (especially new ones) Saluting/wishing good health to 1 or a group of 7 Magpies (as per the rhyme) No stepping over 3 drains No walking under ladders No opening umbrellas indoors And don't get me started on reading Greek coffee grounds.... I can't be the only one!
A lone magpie grins bringing sorrow to my door I wish him good health
#Tanabata (or also known as Star Festival) is a #Japanese festival, celebrated on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the year. The festival depicts the legendary love story of #Orihime and #Hikoboshi (represented by #Vega and #Altair respectively) and has close affinities with #Chilseok of #Korea and #Tảnān phras̄u ṭhnm norāh̄̒ of #Thailand. Though chiefly originated from #China and therein observed as #Qixi festival, the story of "The Weaver Girl and the Cowherd" has inspired many a poet and author throughout the ages. And I feel so elated and blessed to connect myself with it.