20 Beautiful Baby Traditions From Around The World

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Let it Rain

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In Malta, brides are encouraged to pray for rain on their wedding day. Why? It is believed that brides who get rained on will have an easy first delivery when the time comes. The Maltese are not alone in this particular belief. Lots of cultures believe that rain is a symbol of fertility. The Italians have a saying, “Sposa bagnata, sposa fortunata.” It roughly translates into saying that a soaked bride is a lucky one. Other cultures hold the belief that the more rain that pours, the more fertile the wedded couple will be. Okay, so while we may classify this as an old wive’s tale, who wouldn’t do nearly anything to try to ensure an easy labor?

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