School: Mercy Convent, Cootehill

Cootehill, Co. Cavan
Sr M. Aidan
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1018, Page 172

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1018, Page 172

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  1. 1. Saturday is supposed to be an unlucky day to be married on because there is an old saying "Saturday's flit makes a short sit."
    2 Happy is the bride that the sun shines on and happy is the corps that the rain rains on
    3 An unmarried person who sleeps on a piece of wedding cake will dream of her future husband.
    4 When the groom carries the bride across a threshold it is a sign that they will live happily.
    5. When a bottle of whiskey is broken on the door-step the couple will always have luck.
    6. It is said that it is unlucky for a girl to go to her home for a month or more after her wedding.
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    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. rites of passage (~573)
          1. marriage (~4,283)