Is it bad luck to wash laundry on good friday or christmas day

According to superstitions, clothes washed on Good Friday will never come clean, a reference to the legend that Christ was slapped in the face by a wet garment while being led to his crucifixion.

Further superstitions are that one risks "washing away" a family member (causing the death of) or of finding one's laundered items spotted with blood.

Another superstition is to never wash clothes on Christmas Day because it is bad luck and it will cause a boat somewhere to sink.

There’s also a New Year's Day superstition, wherein you should not do the laundry, for fear that a member of the family be 'washed away' (die) in the upcoming months. The more cautious eschew even washing dishes.

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