If someone is offered rakshi (a Nepalese alcohol) as a toast, he must take either one or three glasses. But not two.
To drink only two glasses of rakshi is bad luck.
To see a snake or a cat, especially a black one, cross the road is a bad omen.
In a conversation about witches the listener must constantly check behind his ear in case any witches might be hiding there.
To see someone wearing his shirt inside out or to wear a shirt inside out is bad luck.
If a man sees an empty vessel before he leaves on a journey or in the course of a journey he will receive bad luck. Therefore his family places a full pot of water on the gate when he leaves.
If a man sees a snake in a dream it indicates that he will have trouble in the near future.
From the book “Tales of Kathmandu” by Karna Sakya and Linda GriffithWater colour by Kedar Palikhe www.thirdworldcraft.com
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