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.

Here's another superstition from Southshorenow.ca: 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.

According to Huffington Post UK, a survey has claimed that it's more likely that a person has faith in the supernatural than in religion, while more people believe they have "special powers" than those who regularly go to church. Find out more here.

Updated on Tuesday, April 22 2014 at 09:04AM BST