There are many wedding traditions around the world. These traditions vary from culture to culture, nation to nation. Incorporating traditions or customs into your wedding, add meaning and history to your special day. In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we're sharing some of our favorite Irish wedding traditions.
1. Claddagh Ring:
The Claddagh ring is an old Irish tradition. The Claddagh ring is either passed down from one generation to the next or given by Irish men to their girlfriends. The ring represents love, friendship, and loyalties. Single girls wear the ring on their right hand with point of the heart facing the fingertip. When in a relationship, the ring is flipped to face the wrist, symbolizing that the heart has been captured and the lady is not available. When engaged to be married, the ring is switched to the left hand with the point of the heart facing the fingertip. Lastly, at the wedding the ring is flipped to face the wrist! This is similar to the Armenian tradition of wearing the engagement ring on the right hand and moving it to the left hand at the wedding.
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