Argentine Wedding Superstitions about Rain

Argentine Wedding Superstitions about Rain, cartoon from La NaciónWant to avoid rain on your wedding day? Here are various Argentine superstitions and customs that supposedly ward off the storm clouds.

1) Stick a knife in the ground.

2) Sprinkle salt in the shape of a cross in the garden or yard.

3) Bury an egg in the ground.

4) Take eggs to the Sisters of St. Clare of Assisi, the patron saint of good weather, and ask that the nuns pray for a rain-free wedding day and a happy marriage. This custom originated in Spain and was later adopted by Argentine brides looking for a way to ensure sunny skies on the day of their nuptials. Argentine brides also deliver eggs by the dozen to the Benedictine Nuns of St. Scholastica (patron saint invoked against rain and storms) and the Discalced (Barefoot) Carmelite Nuns.

Should you require an umbrella on your big day, don't fret. The Argentines believe that rain on your wedding day brings good luck.

Speaking of weddings, if you want to get all the details on a super lux wedding in Buenos Aires taking place this coming weekend, check out the blog of the fabulous Andi Perullo at My Beautiful Adventures. Congratulations to the bride and groom! ¡Felicitaciones a los novios!

[Photo credit: La Nación]

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