Posted by admin on June 15, 2012
The Spanish colonization had one of its objectives the conversion of the local populace to the faith they believe and adhere to, the faith of Roman Catholicism.
In the absence of an organized religion, inferiority of the indigenous religion and fear sowed by the colonizers, the conquest of ignorant minds was easy to achieve. And Islam, the religion predominant at the time, was rapidly overtaken in the minds and hearts.
Reinforcing the constructive work on the faith the religious order brought to our shore, along with tolerance on some indigenous religious customs; superstitions were incorporated leading to the corruption of the feeble mind of the locals.
Filipinos have developed superstitions that are related to marriage and weddings, as practiced and followed in any region and province. The beliefs have formed part of the Filipino culture to caution altar bound couples from any untoward events in their wedding and eventually a life of marriage. Regretting at the end if mishaps do happen after all is non- negotiable for couples.
The following are some beliefs to delight the imaginative mind and for all altars bound pairs to ponder.
- The bride leaves for church in a chauffeured driven white car with her father only riding along with the bride. With the convoy of vehicles with the bride’s wife and the family members aboard, the bridal car should be timed in such a way that it arrives last at the church driveway