Feb 11, 2007, 5:12 AM
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Why is Tuesday the Thirteenth superstitious for Spanish speakers????
This coming, and every, Tuesday the Thirteenth is like the English (some other countries too) Friday the Thirteenth. I believe that our superstitious belief for this day stems from Judas being the thirteenth guest at the last supper and that the Crucifixion of Christ happened on a Friday. At least that is what I was told as a little rugrat. There are probably other explanations for this that I do not know.
I understand this Spanish language rhyme is related to this:
En martes, no te cases ni te embarques.
Don’t get married or set sail on a Tuesday
Nothing is intrinsically good or evil, but its manner of usage may make it so.
-St. Thomas Aquinas