Friday, January 13, 2012

Favorite Friday Finds: Marrying on the 13th

Friday is usually a good day right? You get paid on Friday's - work week ends on Friday and at the Dillard house you eat fish and handcut fries on Friday! If you're in Chicago, it's House Music at Rev's on Friday too!  Now what's different about this particular Friday? Does Friday the 13th make it any different

According to some sources it's the most widespread superstition in the United States today. Some people refuse to go to work on Friday the 13th, some won't eat in restaurants, many wouldn't think of setting a wedding on the date.  Well, in honor of this very superstitious day, here are 13 facts and fictions that should make you at least go hmmmm.
  • It is according to Hindu tradition that rain on your wedding day is considered good luck
  • The Middle Eastern tradition of brides painting henna on their hands and feet serves to protect them from the evil eye
  • According to Swedish tradition, a bride should put a silver coin from her father and a gold coin from her mother in each shoe to ensure that she’ll never do without
  • In Holland, a pine tree is planted outside the newlyweds’ home as a symbol of fertility and luck
  • Engagement and wedding rings are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because it was once thought that a vein in that finger led directly to the heart
  • The groom carries the bride across the threshold to bravely protect her from evil spirits lurking below
  • Queen Victoria started the Western world’s white wedding dress trend in 1840 – before, brides simply wore their best dress
  • Ancient Greeks and Romans thought the veil protected the bride from evil spirits; brides have worn veils ever since
  • Romans, believing evil spirits could not harm someone inside a circle, gave us the tradition of bouquets and the wearing of wreaths
  • The “something blue” in a bridal ensemble symbolizes purity, fidelity, and love
  • The tradition of a wedding cake comes from ancient Rome, where revelers broke a loaf of bread over a bride’s head for fertility
  • The bride stands to the groom’s left during a Christian ceremony, because in bygone days the groom needed his right hand free to fight off other suitors (hilarious)
  • In many cultures around the world – including Celtic, Hindu and Egyptian weddings – the hands of a bride and groom are literally tied together to demonstrate the couple’s commitment to each other and their new bond as a married couple (giving us the popular phrase “tying the knot”)
Do you really think one day has more luck than another? Would you attend a wedding on Friday the 13th?

"Love Without End"

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