Friday, December 2, 2011

Hispanic Superstitions

The Hispanic culture do many things that are native to just their culture. Many people have superstitions, both Hispanics and non-Hispanics, but there are quite a few superstitions that the Hispanic culture holds true more so than most people. Following, I will share with you a list of some of these superstitions.

  1. Facial distortion if you open the fridge with a hot head.
  2. If you put your purse on the floor, you will lose money.
  3. If you sweet a woman's feet, she'll never get married.
  4. An upside-down broom behind your door will get rid of unwanted visitors.
  5. If you give someone knives as a present, your relationship will die.
  6. If you're a women and you're menstruating, you can't eat bananas because you will hemorrhage, you can't perm or wash your hair because you'll go crazy, and you can't hold a newborn because they'll get colic.
  7. If you sleep with a dog or cat you'll become infertile.
  8. If you cut a child's hair before they're one, they won't learn to speak.
  9. If you dream about your teeth falling out while eating, it means someone is going to die.
  10. Don't give your man shows while in a relationship because those are the shoes he'll walk out on you with.
  11. If your hand is itchy, put it in your pocket instead of scratching it because it means you have money coming your way.
  12. A full glass of water on top of your fridge or behind the door will help absorb bad spirits and energy in your house.
  13. If you hit your parent, that hand will dry up.
  14. To get rid of hiccups, use a small ball of red threat with saliva and place it on the person's forehead.
  15. If you place a pair of open scissors under your bed when in pain, it will cut the pain.
Those are just a selection of the many superstitions that are out there. I am, personally, not Hispanic but have many friends who are. I even believe in some of these superstitions, and maybe you do too. Even if you don't, some of them might not be such a bad idea, just in case...


  1. Thanks for sharing them. I would like to hear such beliefs and listen how they originated. I went to one of the best indian restaurant perth and heard some great ones too. It makes me appreciate the diverse culture of each country aside from enjoying the great tasting food they serve.

  2. One thing noticeable about the Hispanic superstitions, there was nothing said about wine. It seemed this is the most loved beverage that there was no superstition accorded to it.

    Robert Petrovich

  3. There are a lot of superstitions about how people move things around the house, like how they should not sweep the floor at night because they are sweeping away the luck. Feng shui experts as well have their sayings about the positions of furniture in the house. But the bottom line is it just depends on how you want your home to be organized, and how it will be easy to move around.-Kim