Lucky Days to Get Married

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Is your love written in the stars? It can be fun and romantic  for couples to choose an auspicious wedding date, whether they care for Zodiac signs or come from a different faith. Rooted in religion, astrology and culture, the days below are believed to bring luck and opportunity to a strong marriage. The good news? The year 2020 is expected to be a fortuitous time for lasting partnerships, so you can’t really go wrong!

 

 

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Tuesdays 

As the book of Genesis says, “And God saw that it was good” (Genesis 1:10 and 12) twice in the verse about the creation of the third day. Some Jewish brides and grooms interpret this to mean that Tuesdays (the third day of the week) are twice as lucky for weddings. 

 

 

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Wednesdays

Although Saturdays tend to be the most popular day of the week to get married, a Celtic folk rhyme believes Saturday may be the least desirable option: “Monday for wealth, Tuesday for health, Wednesday the best day of all, Thursday for losses, Friday for crosses, and Saturday no luck at all.”

 

 

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June 

Named after Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage, the month of June is considered to be a particularly lucky time to be wed. This summer month is also one of the most popular times for weddings!

 

 

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August 8

In some Asian cultures, the number ‘8’ is lucky because it sounds like the word for wealth or fortune. As the eighth day of the eighth month, August 8 is considered to be truly special! 

 

 

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The Number 18

In Hebrew, the letters that make up the word for life, chai, are numerically associated with the number 18. This number (and date) is considered advantageous in Judaism. 

 


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Zodiac Dates

In Hindu culture, couples often let the stars and planets decide when to wed, looking to their zodiac signs to settle on lucky times and dates to ensure a most advantageous marriage.

 

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TuB’Av

Falling in late July or early August, TuB’Av, or the 15th of the month Av, is a favorable day to get married in Jewish culture. According to the Talmud, the two books of Jewish laws and legends, single women would wear white to symbolize purity and holiness and go out to the fields to dance and pray to God, and men were encouraged to join them to find a potential wife!

 

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Shrovetide

Dating back to the 15th century, Irish weddings were held during the days preceding Lent, known as “Shrovetide.” The most popular day for a ceremony was “Shrove Tuesday,” the day before Ash Wednesday.

 

 

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New Year’s Eve 

According to the Irish, the luckiest time of year to get married is New Year’s Eve! They believe that great luck will come from the happy couple beginning their forever life together on the first of the new year. This belief is utterly romantic and honors a fresh start to bring fortune and strength to a lasting partnership. 

 

Which auspicious wedding day have you considered? Tag us in your wedding photos at @wayfarers_chapel on Instagram!