The relationship between a man and a woman goes through several stages: acquaintance, romantic meetings and dates, engagement. And now there is very little before the wedding, it remains only to set a date, choose a place for the celebration and invite guests, and in the future, you can think about a wedding. Many young couples are afraid to marry in a leap year, fearing that the happiness will not last long, and the family will eventually fall apart.
How is a leap year different from all others? Yes, in principle, nothing, except for one extra day, which falls on February 29th. A leap year happens once every four years, because a light year lasts a little more than 365 days and in just 4 years it takes one extra day. This was invented by people in order to make it easier and more accurate to determine astronomical dates. Where did the signs and superstitions about a leap year come from?
If you take a short excursion into history, you can find out that the leap year was considered the year of the bride. This was the only year when a girl could choose her betrothed and go to marry him. Naturally, he could not refuse in any way and married the unloved one. Often, such marriages were not happy and fell apart, because you cannot be cute forcibly. Naturally, this tradition has gone into the distant past, but the fear of a Leap Year remains.
What the consequences may be, there is no answer, because no statistics are kept, there are individual cases that can confirm or refute superstitions. And also, according to old beliefs, one cannot marry in the year of the widow and the year of the widower, which follow each other after the leap year. If you look at the situation, it turns out that you cannot marry for three years in a row and only one year out of four is suitable for marriage. Guided by signs and superstitions, it is worth considering whether it is necessary to wait and postpone such a long-awaited event?
- the bride must wear a long dress that symbolizes a long and happy life;
- you can not put on a wedding ring over a glove - it seems to indicate that the girl is not confident in herself and is in doubts;
- you need to put a coin in each shoe to attract happiness;
- when entering the house or leaving the registry office, it is customary to shower young people with cereals or cereals, as well as small coins, thus bringing happiness and prosperity to the young family;
If you turn to the church, you can get a clear answer that you cannot get married on fast days, on Sunday, on the eve of Wednesday and on great holidays. There are no more unfavorable days for a wedding, no matter what year is ordinary or a leap year. Each person is the blacksmith of his own happiness, everything is in his hands, and if people want to be happy, they will be.