Go Lick a Penny! 7 Strange Hispanic Superstitions

Photo by: Ruby Wright
The Evil Eye
A baby being admired and not touched can leave them with that desire to haunt them. This is known as the Evil Eye or "Mal de Ojo". The baby becomes sick with a fever ... more 
Photo by: Ruby Wright
The Evil Eye
A baby being admired and not touched can leave them with that desire to haunt them. This is known as the Evil Eye or "Mal de Ojo". The baby becomes sick with a fever and cries unable to be consoled. To cure, a ritual with a raw egg is performed on the baby. The egg is then disposed in a glass of water to expose the evil.
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Tue, Mar 26, 2013 3:04 PM EDT
Imagine asking for someone to pass the salt shaker but not being able to receive it in hand? Or how about, cleansing an inconsolable baby with an egg rub down? Ya, I'm superstitious! I grew up doing some crazy things, but to me they weren't so crazy. There are many superstitions my family believes in that are among our Mexican traditions. It wasn't until I was in my teens and even after I got married that I realized my beliefs were indeed superstitious. Many of these beliefs come from deep in our roots and are still practiced in our family today. I realized the magic and also the chaos of believing in extreme superstitions. As I became a mother, some superstitions I became a firm believer of while others just were to silly for me to continue to practice. Click through for 7 strange Hispanic superstitions! -By Ruby Wright



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