During my visit to Europe in summer’17, while strolling down the busy streets of Budapest, I saw a large bronze statue of a policeman right in the middle of the street, with flocks of tourists near it. Being curious I went near to find out tourists rubbing the statues’ tummy!
On asking someone in the crowd, I got to know that rubbing parts (well…sometimes inappropriate parts) of certain bronze statues is a common tradition across Europe. This tradition started with the belief that rubbing a certain part of a certain statue will bring good luck!!!
Over the next few days in Europe, I have touched and rubbed various statues. Do I believe in this popular myth? I don’t know, but it didn’t cost me a penny and rubbing statues actually enlightened me around why those statues are considered lucky.
P.S.: My wish list is still yet to come true. Maybe someday, who knows?