Be Afraid...Be Very Afraid...

Are you the type of person that jumps with fright when a black cat crosses your path?  Would you dare walk under a ladder or open an umbrella indoors?  If you're even the slightest bit superstitious, then I suggest you exercise extreme caution.

Today, Martes trece is the Mexican equivalent of Friday the 13th.  I once argued with Hubby that this couldn't possibly be right.  After all, there are how many Friday the 13th movies?  

But now that I am in Mexico, I've learned that there is even an old saying about it.  "Martes trece, ni te cases ni te embarques," which means on Tuesday the 13th, neither marry nor embark on a journey.

I did some research on Wikipedia.  It seems that Martes, the spanish word for Tuesday, is derived from the planet Mars. And that Martes' (Tuesdays) are ruled by the red planet of destruction, violence and blood.  And it is believed that the confusion of languages at the Tower of Babel happened on Tuesday the 13th.

I don't consider myself a superstitious person, but why take any chances.

I wish you the best of luck today!

With Love,
Leslie Limon


  1. As for me, I am still dancing on the balcony -- no matter the day.

  2. Oh that's too fun! I had no idea, I can't wait to share this with my husband :) You're so full of cool stuff Leslie :)

    AND p.s. I like your new template! :)

  3. Leslie - even though I'm not supersticious, this is cool. I just can't believe how many sayings there are in Mexico!!! Hubby is always saying "we have a saying ____" then he has to do his best to translate so that it makes sense!! LOL!!

    Ditto on the new page look! I'm still working on mine, LOL!!!

  4. This is fun to know. Its funny because Issac never tells me this stuff and when I tell him hes like, "Well Yeah." As if I should have already known. lol Thanks for the info.

  5. Good to know Leslie! I will exercise caution. I believe in all of this stuff. It's one of the things I love about Mexico. I love your posts and I love the recipes and folklore you share with us. You are a fantastic cook. Have you ever thought of writing a book about your life? I know you have your blog but I think people would be really interested in your life. Jan

  6. I don't believe in Martes trece; however, i do believe in El dia de Muertos, it's coming soon!

  7.  Wow!  This is so interesting and I love to hear new superstitions.  Thanks for doing the digging for us and finding out the story behind it.  Very interesting! =)

  8. That's me in a dress!!!!!! Lol