[趕,快] WEDDING SUPERSTITION(婚禮迷信)

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    Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue and a Silver Sixpence in her Shoe

    This rhyme originated in Victorian times. 'Something Old' signifies that the Couple's friends will stay with them. In one version of the tradition the 'Something Old' was an old garter which was given to the bride by a happily married woman so that the new bride would also enjoy a happy marriage. 'Something New' looks to the future for health, happiness and success.

    'Something Borrowed' is an opportunity for the Bride's family to give her something as a token of their love (it must be returned to ensure Good Luck), and 'Something Blue' is thought lucky because Blue represents fidelity and constancy. The custom began in ancient Israel where brides wore a blue ribbon in their hair to symbolise their fidelity. A sixpence was placed in the shoe to bring the couple wealth in their married life. Some brides still place a penny in their shoe during the marriage ceremony.

    The Time & The Place

    Sunday used to be the most popular wedding day, as it was the one day most people were free from work. Puritans in the Seventeenth Century put a stop to this, however, believing it was improper to be festive on the Sabbath. Today, Saturdays are the busiest, despite the rhyme

    Monday for health, Tuesday for wealth, Wednesday best of all,

    Thursday for losses, Friday for crosses, Saturday for no luck at all

    Married when the year is new, he'll be loving, kind & true,

    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 & 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 labour for their daily bred.

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

    Marry in September's shrine, 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.

    Food for Thought

    The Wedding Cake was originally lots of little wheat cakes that were broken over the Bride's head to bestow good luck and fertility. Today's three tier Wedding Cake is based on the unusual shape of the spire of Saint Bride's Church in London. Traditionally the newly-weds should make the first cut to signify sharing their life. Every guest than eats a crumb to ensure good luck. And sleeping with a piece under her pillow is said to make a single woman dream of her future husband. The giving of almond favours is connected with the motto: 'A gift of five almonds represents health, wealth, long life, fertility and happiness' The throwing of confetti, meanwhile is an ancient fertility rite. Handfuls of grain or nuts were traditionally thrown because they are 'life-giving' seeds. In some European countries, eggs are thrown instead.

    Dressing Up

    Married in White, you have chosen right

    Married in Grey, you will go far away,

    Married in Black, you will wish yourself back,

    Married in Red, you will wish yourself dead,

    Married in Green, ashamed to be seen,

    Married in Blue, you will always be true,

    Married in Pearl, you will live in a whirl,

    Married in Yellow, ashamed of your fellow,

    Married in Brown, you will live in the town,

    Married in Pink, you spirit will sink.

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    http://www.wintersteel.com/Superstitions.html

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