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夜爪を切る [よるつめをきる Cutting nails at night]
Do you know about 夜爪を切る? 夜爪を切る means "cutting nails at night."
In Japan, it's believed that you won't be able to attend your parents' deathbeds if you cut your nails at night time.
It's because in ancient times, cutting nails at night wasn't safe due to the poor lighting conditions.
「夜の爪」を意味する言葉は、「短い命」の意味の言葉と同じ発音なので、よくないという考えもある。[「よるのつめ」をいみすることばは、「みじかいいのち」のいみのことばとおなじはつおんなので、よくないというかんがえもある。
The word "(cutting) nails at night" is the same pronounciation as "short life," which has a negative connotation.
白蛇の夢 [しろへびのゆめ A dream of a white snake]
Do you know about 白蛇の夢? 白蛇の夢 means "a dream of a white snake."
In Japan, it's believed that something very lucky will happen to you when a white snake appears in your dream.
It's because white snakes are extremely rare, and through the ages, it's been believed that they have mysterious powers.
夢の中に白蛇が出てくると、金運が上がると言われている。[ゆめのなかにしろへびがでてくると、きんうんがあがるといわれている。
It's said that if you meet a white snake in your dream, you'll have luck with money.

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Have you ever dreamed of a white snake?

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In Korea pig dreams are good so its the same thing but with a pig instead 돼지꿈은 돈과 행운을 의미합니다(dreaming of pigs is related to money and luck)

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Here in India it is believed (by many people) that if you dream of any snake (not any specific type) you will have luck with money because snakes were said to be protectors of money or something like that (mostly a gold coin).

I really don't remember right now though.

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