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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Why is the month of June Known as the month of Marriage?

Traditionally, June is the most popular month for weddings. It is attributed to the ancient Roman goddess named Juno and to the greek goddess Hera.

Mythology studies reveal that Juno was the Roman goddess of marriage. Many Romans chose to honor her by tying the knot in June. This tradition,like other traditions, has been handed down from generation to generation.

Aside from Juno here is another explanation why June is such a popular wedding month. Couples often marry in June so they could time the conception of their first child. This way, the wife wouldn't be too far along in her pregnancy to perform the manual labor required during harvest time. Romantic, eh?

And here is another different theory. Apparently, during the 1400s and 1500s, people took their "annual bath" during May. In effect, the over-all population was smelling "relatively fresh" in June, which makes it a good time to bond and be married.

Whatever the reason, it's worth noting that June might not be the most popular month for weddings anymore. Anytime of the year can be a lucky month for married people. The solidarity of marriage depends upon the bride and the bridegroom. After all, it takes two to tango.

2 comments:

lira said...

this a great info. thanks for sharing!

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aL|e said...

hey thanks for sharing! :)
well, yah..nowadays the month of June is not that popular as a month of marriage.

it's not the month that binds couple together. it's their love and respect for each other!


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