Wedding Traditions and Superstitions

Some wedding traditions are so ingrained into our culture that we just don’t think to question them. Every Friday for the next 4 weeks, I will be blogging about wedding traditions and superstitions that have developed over many years, some of which are still used today. Today I will be covering ‘good luck and bad luck’.

1. Tucking a sugar cube into the Bride’s glove- the sugar will sweeten your union according to Greek culture.

2. The English believe a spider found in a wedding dress means good luck!

3. Wednesday is considered the “best day” to marry, although Monday is for wealth and Tuesday is for health in English tradition.

4. The Groom carries the Bride across the threshold to bravely protect her from evil spirits lurking below.

5. Saturday is the unluckiest wedding day, according to English folklore, however it’s also the most popular day of the week to marry!

6. Ancient Romans studied pig entrails to determine the luckiest time to marry!

7. According to Hindu tradition, rain on your wedding day is actually considered good luck.

8. For good luck, Egyptian women pinch the Bride on her wedding day!

9. Middle Eastern Brides paint henna on their hands and feet to protect themselves from the evil eye.

10. Peas are thrown at Czech newlyweds instead of rice.

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