Is hanging a horseshoe upside down bad luck?

When hanging a horseshoe some people believe that the ends should point up, and some believe that they should point down.

For those that follow the up pointing tradition the belief is that if the direction were reversed all the luck would fall out and drain away.

For those that believe in the down pointing tradition the belief is that all the good luck will continually rain down on those that pass beneath it, and fill the home with good luck.

Many simply enjoy the added charm of hanging a horseshoe over a door regardless of its orientation.

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Updated on Thursday, July 31 2014 at 09:19PM EDT
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