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Don't Press Your Luck – Filipino Lucky and Unlucky Days

Don't Press Your Luck – Filipino Lucky and Unlucky Days
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Filipinos are somewhat superstitious when it comes to numbers and dates. According to Filipino culture, there are certain days of the year that are said to bring good luck to people around the world. There are also days that are considered unlucky, somewhat like the idea of Friday the 13th in America. Here are just a few lucky and unlucky days to keep in mind this year.

Lucky Days

If you're looking to get a little lucky this upcoming year, you may mark these dates on your calendar:

January: 1, 3, 4, 5, 28, 29
February: 2, 4, 5, 17, 26, 27, 28
March: 2, 3, 8, 9, 10
April: 2, 6, 25, 26, 27
May: 1, 2, 3, 4, 12, 13, 18, 20
June: 3, 5, 16, 19, 24, 30
July: 4, 12, 15, 19, 26
August: 6, 9, 14, 19, 26, 31
September: 3, 12, 20, 21, 29
October: 7, 12, 17, 24, 29, 30
November: 1, 2, 11, 18, 23, 28
December: 5, 8, 16, 20, 24, 25

If you have a birthday on one of those dates, consider yourself extremely lucky. Something good may be coming your way next birthday.

Since many Filipino recipes call for fresh vegetables, Filipinos also believe in lucky planting days. Plan your garden around these dates next year:
January: 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 18, 21, 28, 29, 30, 31
February: 2, 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 17, 18, 24, 26
March: 3, 8, 9, 10, 14, 16, 25, 26, 28, 29
April: 1, 4, 11, 12, 14, 21, 22, 26, 27
May: 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 18, 19, 29, 30, 31
June: 7, 8, 10, 16, 19, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27
July: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31
August: 1, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28
September: 1, 3, 8, 9, 10, 19, 20, 28, 29, 30
October: 3, 7, 10, 12, 16, 17, 21, 22, 26, 27
November: 3, 4, 5, 10, 13, 14, 19, 20, 24, 27, 30
December: 1, 2, 9, 10, 11, 12, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31

Unlucky Days

Here are some of the unlucky days of the year, according to Filipino beliefs. Keep your black cats caged and your ladders shut on these days, just in case…

March 18
September 18
August 18

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