BELIEFS OF NEWLY MARRIEDS

@ssh123 (31104)
India
October 27, 2006 12:52pm CST
1. Mistletoe was regarded as a bestower of life and fertility. People kiss under mistletoe. 2. In India, picture of young looking GOD is hung in the room of bride-bridegroom on their wedding night hoping that the child to be born will be as beautiful as god. 3. When the bridge enters the bridegroom's house, she has to put left leg first over the threshold of the house. What other beliefs are there in your culture for newly marrieds to make their life pleasant, happy, lovable and relationship longlasting. Please name the country, otherwise difficult for me to understand where these beliefs are in existence.
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@kokopelli (4843)
• United States
27 Oct 06
i like this discussion coz it would be very informative (different beliefs and cultures). in the philippines, there are a lot of traditions with meanings, which some i find silly:) read on. 1) the bride and the groom must not see each other on the day of the wedding until they meet at the wedding location, usually the church. they said it's not good if they do, kinda jinx. 2) after the church wedding ceremonies, people will shower/throw rice grains on the newly weds. this is a wish for prosperity. 3) there are certain parts in the wedding mass where candles must be lit, one at the bride's side and one at the groom's. these candles must retain their lights througout the ceremony for it spells the brightness of the couple's future together. thus, the bride's maid and the best man are assigned to look after the candles and keep it from being blown out by the wind. 4) the silly one is - the bride or groom tries to stand up first, sit down first, or kneel down first (sort of competing with the spouse as instructed by the 'caring' relatives, hehe). the silly belief is that, the one who acts first shall be the on who'll gain power over the other. 5) another crazy one is - the groom must step on the bride's gown. same silly belief - so he'll have power over his wife, LOL! who says powerplay is only in politics and business??? there are more other beliefs and traditions, i'll leave that to my other kabayans (co-filipinos) to post:)
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
27 Oct 06
I am glad you liked the discussion. I liked the excellent response you have given. It is descriptive enough to tell what customs are followed and it is really interesting. Thanks for your nice response.
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
3 Oct 07
Your response has been given BR
@kokopelli (4843)
• United States
7 Oct 07
thanks :)
@J_peso (2434)
• United States
28 Oct 06
i dont belong to any "country" ...We beleive that for a pleasant happy lovable(watever that means)life (rofl this is just an attempt on ur part to lengthena sentence........) ..... Well i donno why u need to "understand" where the beleif is in existence.... Anewez for a longlasting relnship its importance that both partners enjoy and have great lovemaking .....regularly (/spend quality time with each other)Or if both had strong religious beleifs .......they should amrry...then their religion would force them to remain wed and tide over problems even if their kneejerk reaction was to brk up
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
28 Oct 06
Thank you very much for your resonse.
• United States
27 Oct 06
in the united states; its considered good luck to have it rain on your wedding day, and its said that if you marry when the minute hand on the clock is going up you will have a happy marriage, if it is going down, you will have trouble.
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
27 Oct 06
That is really very interesting point which I was not aware. Thanks for your nice response.