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10 Latino Superstitions We All Grew Up Believing
By Cristina Arreola | 07/20/2014 - 12:00

Many Latinas grew up hearing their fair share of locuras -- old wives' tales that everyone's abuela insisted were the truth!


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7 Latina Superstitions for Friday the 13th
7 Latino Superstitions for Friday the 13th
By Latina Staff | 09/09/2013 - 15:45

With this Friday being the 13th, we thought we'd list a few Latino superstitions we heard from our parents, abuelos and neighbors, growing up.


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Believe It or Not: Latin Superstitions
By Mariela Rosario | 10/20/2008 - 16:45

As if worrying about black cats and broken mirrors weren’t enough, you also had mami threaten you with facial distortion if you opened the fridge with a hot head. And if you dared to strike her, forget it! Your hand would hang out of your coffin forever (probably after she was through with you). Caught between belief and skepticism, all you knew for sure was that you were not going to test them out. In the spirit of Halloween and Dia de los Muertos, here are fifteen other superstitions that still haunt us to this day:


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Pregnancy Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction
By BabyCenter | 10/15/2008 - 12:21

Now that you're pregnant, you've probably heard lots of advice about things you should and shouldn't be doing. A lot of times in Latino culture, these beliefs are based on traditional superstitions. Abuelita
may take them quite seriously, and these old beliefs are a part of our cultural heritage—but, they can also give us a good laugh!


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