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Is there a superstitious belief against throwing a soldier a going away party before they leave on deployment?

I want to throw a friend a going away party, but my husband thinks there may be a taboo there. This particular soldier is white, cajun and catholic. Does anyone know?


Asked by Christina2135 at 12:02 PM on Mar. 3, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I dont think there is brother is in the Air Force we had get togethers before he left -- but both times was also for his birthday lol ( 1st time was the day after his birthday, the 2nd time he left 3 days before his 21st ) ... actually to think of it....His first time he got realy sick and this last time he was in Hawaii when the tsunami was suppose to hit ( he was suppose to come home that day) at first look you would think that was kind of a bad thing, but then again the tsunami didnt hit and he came home the next morning....

    I kind of believe in superstitions....but I would still throw him a case something does happen, wouldnt you want him to have a fun time with family and friends, and to also remember him as having fun

    Answer by glamomomo at 12:23 PM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • I just think the idea is stupid. It's not exactly a time for a celebration when there is the possibility that he won't be coming home. Personally, when my husband was deploying, I made him a nice dinner the night before and we spent as much time as possible together with our daughter. I think a party is going overboard when this guy should be spending as much time as possible with his family.

    Answer by kittyhasclaws at 12:06 PM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • Never heard of such a thing. I'm white, catholic, and italian.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:06 PM on Mar. 3, 2010