Scottish dating traditions
They who in July do wed, must labor always for their bread.
Whoever wed in August be, many a change are sure to see.
If you wed in bleak November, only joy will come, remember.
“In those days, it was one piece of cloth, wrapped around your waist and over your shoulder,” Mathieson said. It could be turned into a sleeping bag.” Each “sleeping bag” came in 25 distinct tartans – plaids – representing different clans.
In Ireland today most weddings, but by no means all, take place on a Saturday. This is usually to facilitate visitors to the reception who would otherwise be at their place of work.
While it is not at all unusual to have a wedding during a weekday, it can often be inconvenient for guests. HANDFASTING - TYING THE KNOT Handfasting is an ancient Celtic tradition that involved tying the hands of the betrothed together well in advance of their actual wedding day.
It is similar to an engagement, a time when both parties decide if they really wish to commit.
In Modern times the tradition occurs on the actual wedding day although in centuries past the ceremony acted as a kind of temporary marriage.