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Superstitions around the wedding date

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A superstitious bride may wish to take these superstitions into account in order to guarantee she gets as much luck as possible on her wedding day!

Many brides nowadays get married on a Saturday, but in the past this was considered unlucky, and Sunday was the most popular day as people did not have to work.

An old rhyme told brides the luckiest days to get married:

Married on a Monday, brides will be healthy

Married on a Tuesday, brides will be wealthy

Married on a Wednesday, brides will do best of all

Married on a Thursday, brides will suffer losses

Married on a Friday, brides will suffer crosses

Married on a Saturday, brides will have no luck at all

 

 

The month you married was considered important:

Married when the year is new, he’ll be loving, kind, and true.

When February birds do mate, you may wed or dread your fate.

If you wed when March winds blow, joy and sorrow you will know.

Marry in April when you can, Joy for maiden and for man.

Marry in the month of May and you’ll surely rue the day.

Marry when June roses grow, over land and sea you’ll go.

Those who in July do wed, must labor for their daily bread.

Whoever wed in August be, many a change is sure to see.

Marry in September’s shine, your living will be rich and fine.

If in October you do marry, love will come but riches tarry.

If you wed in bleak November, only joys will come, remember.

When December snows fall fast, marry and true love will last.

Ancient beliefs

“Marry in Lent, live to repent”: the 40 day period of Lent was not believed to be a suitable time for a wedding as this was a time of abstinence.

“Marry in May, and you'll surely rue the day” dates back to the Pagan festival of Beltane, celebrated in May with outdoor orgies and considered an unsuitable time to start married life. In Roman times the Feast of the Dead and the festival of the goddess of chastity also occurred in May.

June was considered to be a lucky month to marry as it is named after Juno, the Roman goddess of women and love, also seen as the protector of married life.

The summer solstice on June 21st was seen as an auspicious time to be married as it is associated with abundance and celebration, and with St John/San Juan, the protector of lovers.

Some more wedding superstitions and superstitions around the bride's clothes.

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