Oh, how superstitious people become on the eve of the wedding, and even those who have never twisted a black cat’s fig, are actively beginning to be interested in allsigns. The superstition about a leap year is especially strong among the people — they say that it is absolutely impossible to play ain such a year, the family will be doomed to all sorts of misfortunes. Is it really possible to get married in a leap year or is it not worth it to get married? Is there any evidence for this superstition?Why is leap year bad?
To answer the question of whether it is possible to have ain a leap year, you need to understand what is generally wrong with having an extra day in a year? Traditionally, a leap year was considered bad, this was due to the fact that Kasyan was the patron of such a year. This saint was considered by the people to be a miserly, envious, selfish and unfriendly type who brings people nothing but misfortune. And with such a patron, what good can you expect from the year? But statistics do not confirm this popular opinion — misfortunes occur not only in leap years.
There is also an opinion that more deaths allegedly occur in a leap year than in other years that are not burdened with an “extra” day. But this superstition is also not confirmed by science — a general pestilence is not observed every leap year.
Why, then, is it said that there are more troubles in a leap year, were our ancestors really so narrow-minded? No, in some ways they are right, there really is more than one day a year, which means that a little more events can happen. And why did they rely on bad events? It’s just that people are more willing to believe bad things and listen to tragedies more willingly than rejoice in happiness.
Can you get married on a leap year?
Are there any signs associated with aand a leap year, is it possible to get married this year? Superstitious people will say that you can get married in any year, but it is better not in a leap year. Because a marriage concluded in such a year will certainly fall apart. But this superstition is not something that is not confirmed by science, even folk tradition does not support it.
Will you say that since ancient times, in leap years, matchmakers did not go to the house of the bride, because this year was considered unlucky? Indeed, in a leap year, matchmakers were not to be found in the houses of brides, but not because of a bad year, but because matchmakers went to the grooms this year. Only in a leap year, the bride could send matchmakers to the groom, and he could not refuse her, with very rare exceptions. So history does not support the superstition about unhappy leap year marriages.
And how does the church look at this, maybe it categorically forbids weddings on a leap year? And here is a mistake — the Christian church not only does not prohibit getting married on a leap year, it also dishonors superstitious people in every possible way, equating them with pagans. And indeed, if everything is the will of God, can the appearance of one additional day in a year somehow affect a married couple?If you are destined to live happily and long, then it will be so and no years will become an obstacle, and if it is written to part with your family, then not a single prayer will help. And the church canons are proof of the normality of ain a leap year. They have days when theceremony is not performed — on the eve of major holidays, Wednesdays, Fridays and during many days of fasting. As you can see, nothing is said about the ban on church marriage in leap years.
It turns out that you should not be afraid to get married on a leap year, all superstitions are just a legacy of the dark and maybe not very happy past of our ancestors. We, modern people, are not afraid of them, and doesn’t true love overcome all obstacles?