13 Old Latinx Wives’ Tales We All Grew Up Hearing


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Latinx culture is a blend of so many influences and experiences. The religious and the spiritual. The Indigenous, the African, and the Spanish. Different regions, emigrations, migrations, and immigration. Add to that the cultures and customs that we encounter here in the United States, which are numerous. Along the way, we are taught, and pick up, all kinds of interesting rituals, superstitious beliefs, and overheard wives’ tales.

These superstitions are passed down, from generation to generation, and they frighten us enough to inspire complete compliance. However, we usually don’t know where old wives’ tales originated from, or if there is any truth to them. Nevertheless, these unusual beliefs are part of Latinx culture; here are 13 you’ve probably heard before.

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