Sunday, March 1, 2009

Trivia Monday

One reason one wears a wedding ring on the third finger is that tradition says there is supposed to be a vein which goes directly to the heart-- the seat of love. Not everyone wears their wedding ring on the third finger of the left hand. In some traditions, such as the Jewish one, it is worn on the right hand.

5 comments:

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

HELLO MY FRIENDS,
I DID NOT KNOW THIS ABOUT THE VEIN GOING DIRECTLY TO THE HEART, AND NEITHER DID I KNOW ABOUT THE JEWISH TRADITION.!!! HOW COOL IS THAT!!!! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!
BLESSING,
SUE

Darla said...

No wonder I feel ill if I have to take my rings off!!

Shellmo said...

LOL at Darla! I didn't know this either!

Frank Baker said...

Now I know. The poblem is remembering. Did you see Kathy;s blog?

Dina said...

A vein? No kidding! Sweet.
In the Jewish wedding ceremony the groom puts the ring on the bride's index finger. Just for the ceremony. Then she moves it to the ring finger. I never understood why we do that.

Thanks for your invitation for me to move back to Arkansas. I'll be back to visit someday, but my home is here now, near my beloved Jerusalem.
Shalom to you.