5 Most Common Egyptian Wedding Superstitions Explained!

Marriage myths can become quite a burden.. Let go

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In Arab societies, we strongly believe in wedding superstitions and myths until they became a part of our beliefs embedded in our cultures and traditions. When the time comes for wedding preparations, the bride and groom have their own special marriage myths to deal with as well! The Arab culture has so many traditions and habits around marriage few of which are purely superstitious and parable. And such myths can become a real burden on any couple engrossed with their wedding planning. 

In this article we will let you know about 5 wedding superstitions that you need to let go of:

1) Seeing the bride before the wedding:

It’s is believed that it’s very bad luck if the groom sees his bride in her wedding dress before the wedding.

Put such superstitious belief aside and don’t let it ruin any of the beautiful moments you live before or after your wedding day.  In fact, many guys go wedding dress shopping with their fiancés, and some even go with them to the fittings and alterations, especially if they happen to be fashion designers themselves. 

2) Taking the engagement ring off before the wedding:

Another superstition says that if you take off your engagement ring too much before the wedding it will bring bad luck and lead to breaking off your engagement! Remember that if it’s meant to be then it’s meant to be. Wearing the ring has nothing to do with whether you’ll end up together or not. In fact, some guys don’t wear their rings at all and their marriages are still alive and kicking!

3) Saturdays and Tuesdays are unlucky days:

Although some people are still quite superstitious about having their wedding on a Saturday or a Tuesday, many others have broken this myth and got married on these days.  Just forget about meaningless superstitions and enjoy all your days to the fullest!

Read more: 15 Things You Shouldn't Do on Your Wedding Day

4) Staying away from number 13:

Another very common superstition is that it’s very bad luck to have your wedding on the 13th and especially Friday the 13th.  Evidentially many couples choose to completely stay away from this day of the month until now. We relate numbers to certain memories and accordingly, this number becomes either good or bad luck. Pessimism is for pessimists because just like some consider number 13 brings bad luck, on the other hand, you’ll find other people who see it as the exact opposite.

5) “Pinch her in the knee and you’re a bride to be”:

This is an old saying that suggests if a single woman pinches the bride in the knee it will bring her good luck and thus will follow her fortune to become a bride herself. It first started in Assuit and then it spread to other places in Egypt but it is completely parable. 

 

In Arab societies, we strongly believe in wedding superstitions and myths until they became a part of our beliefs embedded in our cultures and traditions. When the time comes for wedding preparations, the bride and groom have their own special marriage myths to deal with as well! The Arab culture has so many traditions and habits around marriage few of which are purely superstitious and parable. And such myths can become a real burden on any couple engrossed with their wedding planning. 

In this article we will let you know about 5 wedding superstitions that you need to let go of:

1) Seeing the bride before the wedding:

It’s is believed that it’s very bad luck if the groom sees his bride in her wedding dress before the wedding.

Put such superstitious belief aside and don’t let it ruin any of the beautiful moments you live before or after your wedding day.  In fact, many guys go wedding dress shopping with their fiancés, and some even go with them to the fittings and alterations, especially if they happen to be fashion designers themselves. 

2) Taking the engagement ring off before the wedding:

Another superstition says that if you take off your engagement ring too much before the wedding it will bring bad luck and lead to breaking off your engagement! Remember that if it’s meant to be then it’s meant to be. Wearing the ring has nothing to do with whether you’ll end up together or not. In fact, some guys don’t wear their rings at all and their marriages are still alive and kicking!

3) Saturdays and Tuesdays are unlucky days:

Although some people are still quite superstitious about having their wedding on a Saturday or a Tuesday, many others have broken this myth and got married on these days.  Just forget about meaningless superstitions and enjoy all your days to the fullest!

Read more: 15 Things You Shouldn't Do on Your Wedding Day

4) Staying away from number 13:

Another very common superstition is that it’s very bad luck to have your wedding on the 13th and especially Friday the 13th.  Evidentially many couples choose to completely stay away from this day of the month until now. We relate numbers to certain memories and accordingly, this number becomes either good or bad luck. Pessimism is for pessimists because just like some consider number 13 brings bad luck, on the other hand, you’ll find other people who see it as the exact opposite.

5) “Pinch her in the knee and you’re a bride to be”:

This is an old saying that suggests if a single woman pinches the bride in the knee it will bring her good luck and thus will follow her fortune to become a bride herself. It first started in Assuit and then it spread to other places in Egypt but it is completely parable. 

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