WHY ARE BANANAS CONSIDERED BAD LUCK ON FISHING BOATS

WHY ARE BANANAS CONSIDERED BAD LUCK ON FISHING BOATS


Namely – never bring a banana or a suitcase aboard a fishing boat. There are many theories on why people believe bananas are bad luck for a boat. One superstition is that boats carrying bananas don’t catch fish. The origin of this belief dates back to the Caribbean trade of the 1700s.

13.11.2012

 · We can’t say how far back the superstition goes, but at least among sport fishermen there exists a belief that bananas on a boat are unlucky. The sea offers plenty of opportunities for turns of ill...

Perhaps the grimmest theory as to why bananas are bad luck on fishing boats is due to their connection with shipwrecks. Before the days of coast guards and radio communication, an SOS signal was a bit more difficult. As such, many ships sank without the knowledge of anyone other than …

28.02.2018

 · Floating Sad Bananas Another (grim) rumor about bananas being bad luck on fishing boats comes from the visual at most shipwrecks. Since only debris would remain at the surface, a way for rescue ships to know when they were above a shipwreck …