Despite humans being an intelligent species, we still believe in luck and omens. Superstitions are supernatural things with good and bad luck.
Everyone has some superstition, myth or wives’ tale that they follow. It doesn’t matter if they believe it or not, they follow because of the possibility it might be true.
Black cats, walking under a ladder, the number 13, all of these have negative ideas around them. Even when you think you aren’t superstitious, you say “bless you” when someone sneezes, just in case.
You put your pinky fingers on the window of your car when you cross a railroad. You do not wish a German person an early birthday because it could cause them to have blue children. Superstitions have become more like traditions that people follow.
In the past, people would get married in June and never in May because there was a Roman Feast of the Dead. I for one had no idea this festival existed until recently, but I did know that a lot of weddings happen in June. While people do not believe or know of this superstition, many people know June is the month to have a wedding.
Most people are at least a little superstitious, whether it’s believing in lucky numbers or avoiding certain manhole covers. During games, players might not wash their socks or they chew gum for good luck. It has become a sign of good luck to have habits. Having a little something that might bring luck is always a plus.
At weddings, you are supposed to have something old, new, borrowed and blue. Something old is supposed to mean continuous. Something new is supposed to show optimism for the future. A borrowed thing is meant to be borrowed happiness and something blue is a representation of purity and fidelity. How is following a little rhyme is supposed to bring a happy and long marriage?
I know that a lot of brides follow these little rules that are set up. In all honesty, I knew about having all these things, but I had no clue what they meant. I don’t even know if I believe them. How is following a little rhyme is supposed to bring a happy and long marriage? But if there is a chance that something could bring bad luck, you might as well avoid it.
Superstitions have become a tradition and it commonplace to have some little quirky habit.