佳玲 asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

新娘為什麼要穿戴舊的東西、新的東西、借來的東西、和藍色的東西

“A bride is told to wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.”

的來源是什麼呢?!

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  • wen
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    Something old, Something new,

    Something borrowed, Something blue

    And a silver sixpence in your shoe

    This popular wedding rhyme originated in England in Victorian times

    MAIN SOURCE: …. http://ask.yahoo.com/20031027.html

    A sixpence is a coin that was minted in Britain from 1551 to 1967. It was made of silver and worth six pennies. So this wedding tradition is definitely English, and many sources say that it began in the Victorian era.

    Each item in this poem represents a good-luck token for the bride. If she carries all of them on her wedding day, her marriage will be happy. "Something old" symbolizes continuity with the bride's family and the past. "Something new" means optimism and hope for the bride's new life ahead. "Something borrowed" is usually an item from a happily married friend or family member, whose good fortune in marriage is supposed to carry over to the new bride. The borrowed item also reminds the bride that she can depend on her friends and family.

    As for the colorful item, blue has been connected to weddings for centuries. In ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolize love, modesty, and fidelity. Christianity has long dressed the Virgin Mary in blue, so purity was associated with the color. Before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for wedding gowns, as evidenced in proverbs like, "Marry in blue, lover be true."

    And finally, a silver sixpence in the bride's shoe represents wealth and financial security. It may date back to a Scottish custom of a groom putting a silver coin under his foot for good luck. For optimum fortune, the sixpence should be in the left shoe. These days, a dime or a copper penny is sometimes substituted, and many companies sell keepsake sixpences for weddings.

    2007-05-07 07:57:36 補充:

    OTHER REFERENCES:

    http://www.weddingshowergifts.com/resources/old_ne...

    http://www.crewsnest.vispa.com/something.htm

    http://www.greenpeaness.org/2005/12/something-old-...

    http://www.greenpeaness.org/2005/12/something-old-...

    2007-05-07 08:04:06 補充:

    英文版的答案很多, 你把那詩句打入去搜尋, 就可以找到很多, 上面都只是一部分而已~

    http://tw.knowledge.yahoo.com/question/?qid=130604... 這裡也有中文版的詳細答案

    Source(s): web search
  • 1 decade ago

    新娘的服裝在蘇格蘭很有講究,不單要有帶面紗的潔白婚服,還得從一位婚姻美滿的已婚婦女那裏借舊衣服穿在裏面,在鞋裏放6便士。人們相信,這些東西能給新娘帶來好運。新娘的整套服飾中必須有藍色,藍色是處女的象徵。這就是蘇格蘭婚服中所謂的“新的,舊的,借的,藍的”。

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