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Bags of water hanging from the ceiling | © Matt Murphy
Bags of water hanging from the ceiling | © Matt Murphy

25 Superstitions and Beliefs Only Mexicans Understand

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Updated: 5 September 2017
Each country has its own folklore and legends, things our parents or grandparents tell us, to ward away bad vibes or to scare us into being good little children. Some of these superstitions are universal (think “the evil eye”) and some are unique to a specific place. Here are a few common beliefs and superstitions in Mexico.

1. You can’t make tamales when you’re angry – they won’t fluff up right

Tamales / flickr
Tamales / flickr | © Aaron

2. Chicken poop in your hair will make it stop falling out or help it to grow back