Wedding Superstitions in the Philippines

June is coming in 3 months, and weddings are about to pour. Today, some may think that superstitions are already out-of-date, but the tradition in the Philippines still goes hand in hand with modernity. Many still believe that some practices bring good luck, while others cause trouble. Weddings in the Philippines are often, still guided by countless superstitions.

 

RAIN DURING A WEDDING IS A GOOD SIGN

Typically, a rainfall on any day is believed that the gods are smiling down on you. Offering eggs to St. Clair during days like this would be the best way to thank her for the good weather.

 

WEDDING DATES SHOULD END WITH AN UPWARD STROKE

Have you observed that wedding dates typically end on 0, 5, or 8? This is because those are the numbers that end in an upward stroke, which is believed to bring upward movement in fortune. Chinese beliefs also say that the luckiest weddings are those that are held during the 8th of the month.

 

WEDDINGS ON THE 22ND OF THE MONTH IS NOT GOOD

The number 22 is foreseen to resemble two bent over in misery. Hence, it is a wedding date that leads to miserable unions.

 

NO SIBLINGS SHOULD MARRY IN THE SAME YEAR

Known to the Filipinos as ‘sukob’, siblings marrying on the same year is said to attract a specific bad luck. If they would insist on having the same year, one should pass through the back of the church and the other at the front.

 

COUPLES SHOULD NOT FIGHT BEFORE THE WEDDING

If couples fight before the wedding and the groom-to-be walks out, the bride-to-be should take his shirt and hang it above a stove. In this way, the groom will come back and repent.

 

PEARLS SHOULD NOT BE WORN ON THE WEDDING DAY

Pearls are considered to be a sign of pain as they are ‘tears of oysters’. Thus, this should not be present during the wedding day or else, she would suffer throughout her marriage.