Beliefs about luck (and misfortune) are intricately linked to culture. As a result, lucky and unlucky numbers around the world are too.
Whether related to a culture’s history, language, or religion, numbers matter. Sometimes a number is a related to an ancient legend. Other times, the pronunciation of a number sounds like another word that relates to something lucky or unlucky. For example, in Chinese the word four sounds similar to the word for death. As a result, it is an unlucky number. Even being in a hospital room with the number four can be bad luck for many Asian cultures!
Do you want to learn more about how numbers can influence our thoughts (and maybe our fortune)? Cultural Mixology invites you to check out the Lucky and Unlucky Numbers Around the World infographic below: