Doors in the myths of many peoples was considered a place of an exit to other worlds, so it involves a lot of beliefs and superstitions. For the birth or death of the person, the door had a special meaning – it was believed that she was allowed to come soul to the world or to leave it. So the soul can do so without any obstacles, in anticipation of her arrival or departure all the doors were opened.
For example, it was believed that deliver safely and are easy to do, if you open the house doors and Windows.
To relief the condition of the labouring women has not only opened all doors, but the doors and drawers, cupboards, and so on.

Superstition of various countries associated with the door

In Germany people some time after the incident in the housing of death, try the door does not close – so you don't accidentally pinch your leaving soul. In Africa the rules are even more strict – debris cannot be swept out over the threshold for at least a year, so dust cannot damage the spirit of the deceased.

Quite common are superstitions. If suddenly a door opens by itself in the middle of the night, someone living there will soon have to bury. If the doors are off the hinges, it's a sure sign it will cause a fire. When you hear a door creaking, expected soon in trouble, and maybe housing will have to leave.

In those cases, when someone leaves at work or on the road, all doors and Windows must be closed for a while – it will help to stop gossip gossip, so they do not interfere to do it.

The impure force

People feared the evil spirits, in connection with which there is a superstition that one should not simultaneously open the inner and outer doors. It could cause break into their houses of evil spirits.

If we heard that someone knocked on the door, but there was no one, should be the sign of the cross and read "our father" - it will help to frighten off evil spirits. In Ancient Rome tried to cross the threshold of the house right foot only – to scare off evil.
The Romans even placed at the door of a special person who had to ensure that the threshold was crossed correctly.

In some places it was customary in a thunderstorm to open the door to enter the lightning was able to fly out. Omen was well known not only in those places where there was an abundance of ball lightning.

In some areas there is a superstition, according to which before the whole family went to sleep, the husband needs to close the front door. If this is not done, hassle spouses will last all night.

Should not be in front of the door to put the doll sitting a man will tend to leave the family. And young unmarried girls do not leave the door ajar – my husband is cheating.