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13 Dangerous Mexican Traditions

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There is a certain daredevil quality to all Mexicanos.

Blindfold, spinning and piñatas.

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Who the hell thought blindfolding a person, spinning them around until they’re super dizzy and giving them a stick was a good idea? Oh, and don’t forget the drunk tío who stands on the roof holding the rope. There’s always one who falls.

Let’s take it up a notch and add explosives to those piñatas with el quema de Judas.

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On the day before Easter, piñatas in the shape of anyone who behaved badly, like a Judas, is filled with explosives and burned in the middle of a crowd riding horses. It could not get any more dangerous.

Veladoras that stay lit 24/7.

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Major fire hazard. But Mexicans don’t care.

And one is never enough.

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We always have to go above and beyond.

Cake suffocation.

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Have you ever tried breathing through layers of frosting?! Impossible.

Leave it up to Mexicans to make dancing a dangerous activity with this machete dance.

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Yes, we have a dance with machetes. WE. DANCE. WITH. MACHETES.

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Then there’s la danza de los voladores.

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Apparently, the machete dance is not dangerous enough because we also have the danza de los voladores. Five men climbing up a pole, four of them hang from their feet, spinning around the pole while the fifth man stands on top of the pole playing a flute. Your blood pressure drops just watching them.

The line dance that always ends up a disaster: la vibora de la mar.

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Everyone’s fair game. The groom may fall, the bride may fall, single men or ladies may fall… you don’t know who, but someone always ends up eating sh*t.

Horse riding, but wait…

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Riding horses may not always be dangerous, but mix it with tequila, music and pedestrians during a crowded Mexican festival and you’ve got some trouble.

El Día de los Reyes.

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On el Día de los Reyes there’s always the risk of swallowing the baby Jesus on accident… or on purpose.

Launching a sh*t ton of fireworks.

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You know how fireworks come with all those warnings? Mexicanos ignore them all and there’s even a designated fireworks man or cuetero who fires them up during festivals.

Lucha Libre

Cleaning the house!

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All Mexicanos think they can fight like a luchador… even if they get their a$$ kicked by a pro.

Los jaripeos de toros.

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Where Mexicans ride bulls for fun. Literally, for no reason other than the thrill.

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These 'Flaritza' Moments Prove Flaca & Maritza Deserve Their Own Show

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These ‘Flaritza’ Moments Prove Flaca & Maritza Deserve Their Own Show

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Let’s dream. If “Orange is the New Black” were to have a spin-off, it would HAVE to be all about Flaritza because Flaca and Maritza are the BEST! Who wouldn’t want to binge-watch the eff out of a show that follows our favorite Litchfield Penitentiary BFFs?

It’s so cute when they want to do things together.

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But let’s not forget that like all good friends, they fight, too.

Flaritza fighting

Maria’s reaction = all of us when we saw this go down.

Like that time they ran against each other for office.

If you want more pizza vote for Maritza

They both wanted to represent the Latinas in the WAC (Women’s Advisory Council). Maritza was all about gettin’ more pizza because it’s “American and shit.”

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And things got ugly!

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Flaca started name-calling.

Maritza may have been called an idiot, but payback is a BITCH!

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OUCH! You gotta love Maritza’s mad rhyming skillz, though.

But they always seem to make up.

Maritza pouting

Sometimes they don’t even have to apologize in words.

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And they are killer dance partners.

Flaritza dancing

So what if they get cut from the prison’s Christmas pageant because of their fly moves?

When they didn’t get to perform in the Christmas pageant, we had more fun watching them throw shade at everyone else.

Flaritza Christmas

It’s not that they were sore losers about not being in the show, they just talked truth.

The best is when they have talks…

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You know those deep kind of soul-baring talks?

That only BFFs can have.

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Deep shit that only gets shared with your BFF.

You know, sharing truths that others would laugh at.

Maritza meme

A real friend “gets” you, though.

And if you’re feeling down about wasting the best years of your life in prison..

Flaritza kiss

A true friend will kiss you on “your dumb lips” and then you laugh about it because you really are JUST friends and that’s A LOT.

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Actually, sometimes your BFF is…

Maritza and Flaca

…EVERYTHING.

What are some of your favorite Flaritza moments? Tell us in the comments, then share this story with your friends.