Superstitions: Marriage &
Caffarena, Turhan Ece, Minjung Song, and Renata
Pauperio comment on old beliefs about brides
Caffarena from Spain
Note if You're Getting Married in
a groom's friend cuts a piece of the groom's tie,
he'll get married soon.
the bride wears something blue, she'll have a happy
the groom sees the bride's dress, she'll have bad
luck during the ceremony.
Ece from Turkey
Superstitions in Turkey
you get married between two annual religious
festivals that are two months apart, you might be
you write the name of one of your friends under the
sole of your shoes in your wedding ceremony, and it
is erased, he/she will wed in a short period of
you catch a candy which is thrown by the bride, you
will wed in a short period of time.
Song from Korea
Have Daughters and Sons
a bridegroom smiles a lot in a wedding, he will get
a daughter as a first child. If a bride takes some
nuts, she will get a lot of sons. (Traditionally,
the parents of a bridegroom throw nuts and plums to
a bride after a wedding. At that time, a bride puts
nuts or plums in her shirt.)
Pauperio from Brazil
to Cause a Rainy Wedding Day
If a future bride eats directly from the pot, it
will rain on her wedding day.
Infante from Venezuela, Setsuka Sendai from Japan,
and Hyun-Joo Kim from Korea, interviewed
international students to find out superstitions
about weddings. This is what they were
Mexico, they say: If someone accidently sweeps
an unmarried woman's shoes with a broom, she will
never marry. If
a bride wears pearls, she will cry during her
married life because pearls means tears.
Taiwan, they say: If a woman serves as a
bridesmaid more than
twice, she will have bad luck.
the U.S., Colombia, and Spain,
they say: If the bride wears something new,
something old, and something borrowed; she will
have good luck.
Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia
they say: If the groom sees the bride's wedding
dress before their wedding, the bride will have bad
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