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The Enlightening History and Origin of the Red String Bracelet

The Red String Protection Bracelet

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For centuries, the Red String Protection Bracelet 🎀 has been worn as a symbol of protection, good luck, connection, faith and strength. Various cultures might have different views about the red thread, but they are similar, as the red thread makes for a powerful bracelet.

Wearing a red string bracelet around your left wrist is a tradition used to ward off misfortune and darkness brought about by the evil eye.

It is believed that in order to succeed in this life and achieve all the goals you have, you need to protect yourself from the evil eye. Negativity, bad feelings, and the evil eye of people around you may affect you carelessly; unintentionally, or on purpose.

Generally the red string bracelets were worn by practitioners of four different faiths, Hinduism, Kabbalah, Buddhism and Christianity. It is often made of thin wool, some may have knots tied into them, and some include beads or ornaments like the evil eye or Hamsa as an added symbol of protection.

It is believed the left side of the body is the receiving side, so wearing it on your left side allows for the receiving of good fortunes and luck to come to us.

When the red string bracelet breaks or falls off, it is said that it has deflected and absorbed all the negative energies, and can no longer hold any more. It has done its job, so do not be concerned. Tie another one on your wrist as soon as you feel ready.

Over a period of time, people have also started using the red string bracelet  as a reminder of not being alone and a sign of being loved, safe, and supported. It helps them in remaining positive even during adversities.

History of Red Bracelet

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  • Ed Lesperance

    My Polish maternal grandfather tied a red string around my sister’s wrist as a symbol of the initiation to the witchcraft he was teaching her.

  • Sandie Cheney

    Thank you. I couldn’t remember what the red string meant.

  • Carmen Bell

    Because I work in such a diverse community, understanding just one more thing about a culture, will help me serve that community more effective and efficiently.

  • Janet

    I never knew that, thank you for the info.

  • Joanne MAhlowitz

    I was taught by Kabbalist that the red string should only be tied on the wrist when you have made a commitment never to say a bad thing about anyone.

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