Planting A Navel Tree For Good Luck


PLANTING A NAVEL TREE
FOR GOOD LUCK

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In many cultures a tradition called a navel tree is observed when a new baby is born. A doctor or midwife helps in the bringing of good luck to the family by keeping the umbilical cord for nine days. During this nine-day period neither the mother nor the child exit the home in which the baby was delivered as it is believed bad luck can be brought upon them by exiting the home. On the ninth day the family gathers and buries the umbilical cord or “placenta string.” On top of the umbilical cord the family will plant a tree, known as the child’s navel tree. The navel tree is thought to bring good luck to the family as well as to the child.

This tradition and the old wives tales surrounding the good and bad luck are thought to have originated in Jamaica, though it is not observed in Jamaica alone. Why the old wives tale started is unknown, perhaps it is because many children used to die shortly after birth and the families thought it was because they had left the bad house and bad luck had befallen them.



Planting A Navel Tree For Good Luck

Planting A Navel Tree For Good Luck

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