Friday, November 19, 2010

Monday, November 01, 2010

Trivial quest

Why do people touch wood for luck?

Like so many superstition and celebrations this one has its origins in pagan times when people worshipped trees - especially oak trees - and touch them for luck (or knocked them to drive out evil spirits).

Later after the life and death of Jesus Christ, people would touch wood for luck because Jesus's cross was made of wood.

Nowadays, many of us - whether we are Christians or not - touch wood routinely when we are hoping for something to happen or not to happen.