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60 Wedding Traditions and Superstitions Observed In The World

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Certain days and months of the year are better for a wedding, according to old wive’s tale. This is described poetically in this old rhyme:

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Married when the year is new, he’ll be loving, kind and genuine.
When February birds do mate, You wed nor dread your fate.
If you wed when March winds blow, joy, and sorrow both you’ll know.
Marry in April when you can, Joy for Maiden and Man.

There are others who consider the color in the bride’s or groom’s attire. These are old wive’s tales that most do not hold on to anymore. Still, many of them remain ingrained in the traditions of many in the world. Let us explore each of them and see if any of these is one you particularly believe to be true.

1. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.
1This saying originates from an Old-English rhyme, commonly mentioned to soon-to-be-wed couples to remind them of what they need to incorporate in their wedding outfits and believed to usher in happiness for the newlyweds. Something old refers to a piece of the bride’s past, which brings with it good memories. Something new is in anticipation of the couple’s future. Something borrowed, is any item the couple may acquire from another person they look up to expecting that whatever good thing that may have happened to that person from whom the item came may likewise happen to them. Finally, including something blue during the ceremony indicates the couple’s emphasis on their faithfulness to their wedding vows.

2. Wearing a veil offers protection.

2During the ancient Roman period, natives believe that wearing this could ward off any evil spirit who might be jealous of the happiness of the couple.

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3. Rain or no rain on your wedding day.

3No one has control over nature except, of course, the one who made it. There are proponents that rain on your wedding day represents cleansing and blessing on the way. There are those who believe otherwise. For them, it predicts a not-so-happy ever after.

4. Spiders on your wedding gown.

4Yikes! You don’t have to worry though as the English believe that having one clinging on your gown brings blessings to the couple.

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5. According to an English folklore, Saturday is not a very pleasant day to hold a wedding ceremony.

5For practical reasons, however, many sets their wedding on this day.

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