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Whether your abuela is basically like Jane’s abuela from Jane the Virgin where the bible is the end all, be all of all major decisions, there are a few traditions that are unique to religious Latino households. Even if you’re Latino family isn’t religious, there’s a chance you’re guilty of a least one of these religious cliches. Here are a few signs that you grew up in a religious Latino home.

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1

Candles

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Chances are you’ve got a few of these stashed away for a rainy day. Ranging from Virgin de la Guadeloupe, el Niño Jesus, y San Jose, these are a go-to whenever you’re in need. Need a relative to recover? Encendemos una velita. Need a good grade on an exam? Encendemos una velita.

2

Rosaries

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Forget your license or a full tank of gas, there’s only one thing you need before you get behind the wheel of a car, and that’s a set of rosary beads hanging from your rearview mirror. Wooden, glass or metal, the bigger the better.

3

Baby Jesus Cards

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I’ll bet you anything you’ve got one of these hung up on your fridge, tucked behind a photo frame, at your bedside table, on your dashboard and in your wallet. Gotta make sure el niño Jesus is always looking out for you. 

4

La bendicion

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“Que Dios te bendiga,” is a phrase that you’ve probably heard repeated a thousand times in your household. Before you went to school, on your way out and right before bed, mama or abuela always had to make sure you were #blessed. 

5

Jewelry

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Drake might think he’s got a lot of chains in "Pop Style," but you’ve been rocking chains since you were two years old. Whether it was a crucifix or la virgen, you always had to have one of these around your neck for protection. 

6

Church

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Sunday brunch with the squad? Too bad. Your butt better be in a pew on Sunday morning singing take me to la iglesia.