Sue Burke (mount_oregano) wrote,
Sue Burke

Tuesday the Thirteenth

Today is an unlucky day in Spain: Tuesday the thirteenth. Sort of like Friday the thirteenth. Why Tuesday? Because in Spanish -- being a Romance language -- it's Martes, the day of Mars, the god of war, and war is bad for you.

In general, since Classic days, Tuesdays have been considered bad luck in the former Greco-Roman empire, and perhaps Tuesday the thirteenth shows some sort of cross-cultural fertilization (or pollution, depending on who you talk to).

Good luck.

Tags: spanish

  • My sister’s last Christmas tree

    A shot of us four Burke kids on Christmas Eve captured from one of our grandfather’s home movies. Beth is the blonde. I’m wearing…

  • Adolescents confront history

    My junior high school had a scandalous “secret” that older students would melodramatically point out to incoming seventh-graders. The hallway floors…

  • Dad’s three rules for success

    Late one Friday when the fish weren’t biting, Dad decided we could spend our time better having a beer at the little tavern in Green Lake Terrace,…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.