After weeks and weeks of hearing about it, today is the day that we get to witness the solar eclipse. And you know what that means for Latino families… Superstitions.
My Mexican mom is freaking out cause there's going to be an eclipse and my cousin is pregnant hahahahahahaha ??
— ??Dehzy?? (@_Dramos_) August 21, 2017
Yes, lots of superstitions.
Pregnant women probably heard more warnings than anyone else.
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Guess this woman is going to be stinky for the solar eclipse.
Even those who claim that these superstitions are silly and annoying, eventually you might start to low-key believe in them yourself.
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It’s better to be safe than sorry, right?
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Just in case the sight of the solar eclipse burns your eyes yah know.
And if you really don’t believe in these solar eclipse superstitions, then your mom will probably take matters into her own hands. Just like this mom did:
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This is my mom.
But moms aren’t the only ones buying into this. Dads are also taking precautions.
CREDIT:@ LIZET FISHER / FACEBOOK
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Damn, this dad is serious. He legit canceled his appointment. ?
Even pets are being directly affected by these superstitions.
When my dog is pregs &My mom is super Mexican and superstitious ? but it's cute
(Trans: should I put something on your dog for the eclipse?) pic.twitter.com/V7YmF2JNmx
— BLUE BAPTrash (@ImBAPTrash) August 21, 2017
Awww so cute.
So if you were annoyed by your mom’s eclipse superstitions, imagine how these pets feel.
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But it’s not an eclipse superstition party without this classic Latino superstition:
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You must wear red and you must have on safety pins – especially if you’re pregnant.
It’s gotten to such an extreme, that Latina moms are reaching out to ask if they’ve gone too far.
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What do you think? Have they gone too far with these superstitions? Or do you believe in them as well?
Basically, this is what sums up a Latino household during an eclipse:
my mexican mom is planning to practically quarantine the entire house tomorrow cause of the eclipse i cant ??
— ☥ Elizabeth M. (@CaliforniaLuv84) August 21, 2017
This is too much.
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