20 Beautiful Baby Traditions From Around The World

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The Azabache Tradition

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In many Latin cultures, children can be seen wearing red or gold bracelets and necklaces. These pieces of jewelry usually have red coral beads on them and often the image of a fisted hand. This is called the azabache. It’s given to babies, frequently by godparents, as a gift to ward off the ‘mal de oro,’ or evil eye. It is believed that babies are so precious, and their parents so lucky, that other people can have resentful feelings. These pieces of jewelry ward the child from those bad vibes. We have a question. Does it work for adults, too? If it does, I think we all may find use for the azabache.

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