The Texas Superstition That Will Give You Wealth, Luck, And Happiness In 2020

We Southerners, especially Texans, no doubt let superstition guide us in some areas of life. Old wives’ tales passed down from our grandmothers are seen as fact, and you’d better believe we hold our breath when we’re near a cemetery. Similarly, our New Year’s Eve meal is an extremely important tradition. This comforting Southern combo ends the current year on a good note and sends us into the next one with a full belly, happy heart, and positive mindset. Even if the superstition doesn’t hold any truth, it’s still a delicious way to start off the year and deserves a spot on every Texan’s dinner table. Does your family honor this New Year’s superstition in Texas?

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New Year's Superstition In Texas

November 01, 2019

Are there any other superstitions in Texas?

Texas superstitions are not difficult to come by. Truly, by growing up in Texas, you likely have a variety of superstitions that you believe in, some of which have no rhyme or reason. Beyond eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s, there are quite a few Texas superstitions you may be familiar with that are aimed to keep you in good luck and good health. A few of these superstitions include not setting sail on the ocean when there is a circle around the moon, using horsehair to ward off rattlesnakes, never pointing at a gravesite, never killing a horned lizard, and never starting a new business on Friday the 13th.

What are the most popular traditions in Texas?

Outside of the superstitions, Texas has quite a few traditions worth mentioning, too. Texas traditions are different from superstitions, as they aren’t meant to be done to ward off evil or bad luck, they just simply are a part of life in Texas. A tradition in Texas can be as simple as knowing how to order your meat or not having to shovel snow. A big tradition in Texas throughout the state involves watching high school football on a Friday night and pro football on a Sunday. Another important tradition in Texas involves flying a personal flag the same height as the U.S. flag no matter what.

What is the most bizarre superstition in Texas?

There are plenty of bizarre Texas superstitions that make no sense and yet people do them anyway. While Texans may pride themselves on being logical and reasonable, there are still some superstitions that Texans follow that seem a bit wacky to others. Perhaps the most bizarre superstition in Texas involves farmers who are encouraged to only plant root vegetables in the dark of the moon and above-ground vegetables by moonlight.

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