Why not celebrate 40 years?
How do omens appear, where do they come from? It can be assumed that the first signs appeared along with the first people. Signs personify our experience, associative links of various phenomena of life. So the belief in the fact that you can not celebrate 40 years, for sure, is connected with something.
40 years - to celebrate or not?
Those who do not believe in this omen, celebrate their fortieth anniversary. But those who doubt, still want to know why you can not celebrate 40 years.
In our country, many indeed do not celebrate their fortieth anniversary. When you ask people about the reason for such a refusal, someone refers to the negative consequences of acquaintances of their friends, someone just does not want to play with fate and should accept. In order for a person to decide for himself whether he will mark 40 years, dive into the history of the origin of omens.
Some suggest that the number 40 is associated with the fortieth day after death. It is believed that for 40 days the soul of a person after death wanders around the world. And such associations bring with them a negative feeling.According to legend, celebrating forty years, a person calls into trouble. In addition, the number 40 is considered unlucky, as it is found in the Bible as follows:
- For 40 years, the Jewish people roamed the desert. And the desert was associated with death.
- After his baptism, Jesus was also in the wilderness for 40 days.
- After the birth of her son, the woman was cleared only after 40 days.
- The great flood lasted as much as 40 days.
Yes, it is found in the Bible, but ask any priest why it is impossible to celebrate 40 years. He will answer you that a believer should not give importance to signs. And if something is troubling, then pray, it’s all in the hands of God.
40 years in other cultures
Look at other cultures, whether they believe in this sign there. Take, for example, the famous TAROT cards, in which death is indicated by the letter "M", and the number 40 in numerology corresponds to it (4 + 0 = 4). In Japan, the same number "4" is considered a sign of death. Japanese women and men do not celebrate 40 years, they do not even have 4 floors, for example. But the Germans decided to celebrate all the round dates, and they do not think about such a sign or do not know about it at all.
They also say that 40 years should not be celebrated for men, and this sign does not apply to women. By our time, people have already come up with a lot of softened options will take.Someone believes that 40 years can be celebrated, but in a circle of very close people who could not wish a bad birthday. Such thoughts are based on the esoteric theory. According to her, 40 years is a turning point in the life of any man, when his energy is greatly weakened. That is, it can jinx any ill-wisher.
If you already believe in this sign, then you can not celebrate 40 years. After all, our thoughts are so strong that we program our destiny ourselves, which means we can click into trouble, accusing us of accepting.