Old rhymes that talk about wedding superstitions
Jun 20 2017
There are many wedding superstitions that are considered totally meaningless nowadays.
The origin of these superstitions can be traced to the socio-political circumstances of that era. Some are related to the cultural situations while some sounds totally meaningless.
Do you know there are many old rhymes that describe the superstitions related to marriages? Here are some wedding related rhymes that now sound totally baseless.
This rhyme claims to predict a bride's future in relation to the day she gets married.
Monday brides will be healthy.
Tuesday brides will be wealthy.
Wednesday brides do best of all.
Thursday brides will suffer losses.
Friday brides will suffer crosses.
Saturday bride will have no luck at all.
Here is another one that also talks about the bride's future according to the colour of her wedding outfit.
Married in white, you will have chosen all right.
Married in grey, you will go far away.
Married in black, you will wish yourself back.
Married in red, you’ll wish yourself dead.
Married in blue, you will always be true.
Married in pearl, you’ll live in a whirl.
Married in green, ashamed to be seen.
Married in yellow, ashamed of the fellow.
Married in brown, you’ll live out of town.
Married in pink, your spirits will sink.
If colour is not enough to predict her fate then here is something based on the month she gets married!
Married when the year is new, he'll be loving, kind & true,
When February birds do mate, you (neither) 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 bread.
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.