History of Ireland
Superstitions

Is there some sort of superstition against a mother throwing a baby shower for her daughter in Irish lore?

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11/03/2015

Baby showers aren't an Irish custom. But my grandmother had several superstitions against tempting fate and giving baby gifts before the safe arrival of the newborn was one of them. Customs and superstition notwithstanding, the etiquette rule is that one should not throw a shower for a relative as it makes the family appear greedy.