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FRIDAY 13th: UNLUCKY DAY? (ALL LEVELS)

THIS MORNING I WOKE UP TO HEAR THAT BORIS JOHNSON HAD WON THE UK GENERAL ELECTIONS PROMISING TO GET BREXIT DONE: UNLUCKY CHOICE!!! THEN I REALIZED IT´S FRIDAY 13th…..

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 Jason Johnson. Illustration: Chris Riddell

HOW SUPERSTITIOUS ARE YOU ABOUT FRIDAY 13TH?

Unlucky for some: Ten of the strangest Spanish superstitions

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Did you know that Tuesday 13th in Spain is considered unlucky? Read on for the lowdown on all the strangest Spanish superstitions.
If you’re the kind of superstitious soul who never walks under a ladder and is always confused about whether black cats are meant to bring bad luck or good, then you will want to know what twists of fate await you according to Spanish beliefs.

It is Tuesday the 13th that is considered unlucky in Spain, and not Friday the 13th as in Anglo-Saxon countries.

That’s because Tuesday is said to be dominated by Ares, the Greek god of war — known as Mars in Ancient Rome — who gives his name to Martes, or Tuesday, in Spanish.

There is an even old proverb that explains the superstition: “On Tuesday, don’t get married, embark on a journey, or move away (‘En martes, ni te cases, ni te embarques, ni de tu casa te apartes’)

But there are plenty of other Spanish superstitions you need to know about to make sure your time in Spain is as lucky as possible! Read on to find out more.

http://www.thelocal.es/20170113/top-ten-must-know-spanish-superstitions

DO YOU KNOW ANY OTHER COMMON SUPERSTITIONS?

https://www.thelocal.es/20191213/ten-of-the-strangest-spanish-superstitions

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