Wedding traditions in Ireland are steeped in superstition, just as the Irish culture itself is.
The following poems describe the Irish view on wedding traditions, and like all Irish traditions,
they have all been handed down generation after generation.
Marry when the year is new,
Always loving, kind and true.
When February birds do mate,
You may wed, nor dread your fate.
If you wed when March winds blow,
Joy and sorry both you'll know.
Marry in April when you can,
Joy for maiden and for man.
Marry in the month of May,
You will surely rue the day.
Marry when June roses blow,
Over land and sea you'll go.
They who in July do wed,
Must labour always for their bread.
Whoever wed in August be,
Many a change are sure to see.
Marry in September's shine,
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 joy will come, remember.
When December's showers fall fast,
Marry and true love will last.
The Irish even go so far as to specify how each day of the week will effect the luck of the new couple!
Monday for health, Tuesday for wealth, Wednesday the best day of all, Thursday for losses, Friday for crosses and Saturday is no day at all, so the rhyme goes. It was
forbidden to marry during lent as this has always been a time of penance
and preparation for Easter, but Shrove Tuesday and St. Patrick's Day were
considered the luckiest days of the year. The most unlucky day of the year
to get married was Good Friday. So be sure to keep all of these Irish wedding traditions in mind when
planning your upcoming Irish wedding!!
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