Every culture has its own good luck symbols, emblems believed to bring in good fortune and luck, ward off evil, usher in prosperity and remove negative energy and sickness. And behind every good luck symbol is a superstition, born of cultural perspectives and rooted in history. Whether you believe in them or not, they permeate our culture and can be found everywhere – in jewelry and fashion, architecture, literature, arts and religion.
Good luck charms range from acorns, to horseshoes, dreamcatchers to four leaf clovers, depending on the context it’s viewed within. They vary from culture to culture. Sometimes, what’s considered good luck in one culture, can have a different meaning in another. So, as with every symbol, context is everything.
In our articles on good luck symbols, we’ve explored popular lucky charms from around the world, outlining their significance, relevance and symbolism.