Don’t throw the hat on the ground
It is believed that all the good is predestined on a man forehead, therefore you must be careful with a headdress.
Never return empty dishes to your neighbors
Only a bad-mannered man returns empty dishes to the neighbors who brought food.
Never swing an empty besik
You mustn’t swing a “besik” — a crib with no child in it. It can be done only by the one who has no children.
Never step over a man
Never step over a man no matter how old he or she is. A child is believed not to grow up anymore, while an adult will accept that as an insult.
A headgear shouldn’t be given to another one
Giving a headgear to another one can cause the first owner fate reiteration.
An unmarried girl is not welcomed to wear white and black shawls
An unmarried girl is not welcomed to wear white and black shawls. A white shawl “ak zhaulyk” is worn by a woman after the birth of a child, while the black one is a sign of grief.
Never run around the house
You shouldn’t run around the house, as in ancient times it announced an enemy approach.
Don’t stand in the doorway, leaning on the doorpost, and stepping on the threshold
Standing in the doorway simultaneously leaning on the doorpost and stepping on the threshold is a bad omen. That takes place only in the houses where misfortune lives.
Don’t click your tongue
Don’t click your tongue. Clicking the tongue calls all the bad.
Don’t walk with the arms crossed back
Don’t walk with the arms crossed back. It is a bad omen, as reminds of a prisoner or a convict.
Don’t prop up your head with a hand
Never prop up your head with a hand, as it’s done only by the ones who are tired of troubles.
Never hug your knees
Hugging knees can lead to loneliness or living without offspring.