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Wedding Superstitions&Traditions from other cultures:
· In English tradition, it is
considered bad luck to get married on a Saturday, while it is good luck to get married on a Wednesday (ironic since most weddings are on Saturdays!)
· In Swedish wedding tradition,
the bride puts a silver coin in her shoe from her father and a gold coin in the
other shoe from her mother. This is a symbol that they are both very important
to her. (It also signifies that she will have an easier time during
· In Egypt, people pinch the
bride for good luck.
· In Morocco, brides take a bath
in milk before the wedding as a purity ritual.
· In traditional Czech weddings,
peas are thrown at the newlyweds as they make their grand exit.
· At the end of the wedding
ceremony, Italian couples throw a vase or glass on the ground, hopefully hattering it into many pieces, as each piece represents the number of years
they will share together.
· In Chinese wedding tradition,
some guests perform the lion dance, where they dance to the beat of cymbals,
gongs, and drums in order to ward off evil spirits.
· In Mexican wedding ceremony
traditions, the groom offers the bride 13 gold coins, or arras, which represent
Christ and his apostles. After the vows, the priests wraps a band of flowers
(or some sort of long band) in a figure eight around the couple to symbolize
their infinite unity.
· In some Islamic cultures, eggs
are often presented to the couple as gifts, as they represent righteousness and
fertility. Sometimes, the groom steps on an egg to show his satisfaction with
the union. Other times, an egg is broken during the celebration because white
symbolizes luck for the new couple. Also, during the reception, the bride is
often hoisted up and paraded around for a couple of hours. When she is finally
let down to the ground, this indicates the end of the festivities.