December may not be the most popular month for weddings. It’s not really the best time for an outdoor ceremony in the western hemisphere. The tradition remains, however, of associating marital union with this month because it’s rooted in history.
Time to Marry?
St. Andrew, the apostle who introduced Simon Peter to Jesus, is the patron saint of Greece, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Ukraine and other lands. His life and martyrdom is commemorated by a feast set from the 30th of November to the 3rd of December every year. This feast is celebrated from Europe all the way through Asia. As with many feast days, superstitions and traditions arise. One such belief relates to marriage.
In several European countries, it is believed that the eve of St. Andrew’s Day holds a special magic. It is said that the future husband of a young woman can be made known, or a union made more certain. Through different rituals, she can catch a glimpse of the man she will marry, and it is understood that the wedding will take place the following year.
Today, fewer people practice these rituals or believe that they hold any significance. Still, the idea of engagement and marriage is closely linked with this period towards the end of the autumn season. If there does happen to be a wedding during this season, you can still make the most of it.
Bamboo Home Products Make Excellent Gifts
What better way to celebrate a new union with a fresh set of bamboo home products? Bamboo represents so many qualities of a good marriage, and bamboo home products provide so many practical benefits as well.
Stability – the bamboo plant is one of the strongest yet most flexible plant. It is steadfast yet bends without breaking when storms come.
Cooperation – bamboo grows healthy almost anywhere because it grows from an interlocking root base that provides mutual support. These intertwined roots hold the bamboo community together and ensure a continuing solid foundation for future sprouts.
Resilience – the bamboo plant produces its own antimicrobial and antifungal agent, bamboo kun. This property ensures that no outside source of protection is needed to combat elements that would otherwise undermine healthy growth and reproduction.
Sustainability – bamboo doesn’t need outside support for fertilization, either, since its own fallen leaves provide enough nutrients to ensure another healthy growth of new plants. This plus the fact that it doesn’t need much water and also releases more oxygen into the environment makes it a 100% eco-friendly plant.
Read on to learn more about the awesome benefits that bamboo home products can bring to you and your loved ones!
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