Growing up as an African and more especially as a Ghanaian, you are bound to hear a lot of superstitious belief which you will never be told what it means.
In order to avoid answering unnecessary questions and to keep Ghanaian children in line, one of the major tool employed by our parents and elders is the use of superstitious beliefs.
Ghpage.com will explain 10 of the craziest superstitious beliefs almost every Ghanaian child grew up believing.
1. If your palm itches, it means you are going to get money or you should expect money soon.
Every child grew up in Ghana believing that if your palm itches you, it means you are about to get money. Sorry, but money will not come to you simply because your palm itches you. Everyperosn’s palm itches him or her own in while. It’s absolutely normal.
That saying was a way of telling you if you work with your hands and do not relax, money will definitely come to you. Work with your hands till your hands ache and money will come. That is what the palm itching superstitious belief means.
2. Bathing with warm water often makes you grow older faster
Kids are always told particularly those from the poor homes that if you bath warm water often, you will grow older fast. Well, there is no fact to that superstitious belief.Actually, the means of getting warm water to bath are most expensive in Africa and the luxurious of the rich.
Water heaters are expensive, kettles are not common in Africa homes. Parents who are struggling to make ends meet will lot allow you the kind to always waste the small charcoal for cooking food on heating water to bath, hence that superstitious belief to make children compromise.