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Why Do Brides Have Veils On?

March 31st, 2010

Ever been to a marriage, if so you probably have seen the bride having a transparent veil on covering her face. Where does this tradition of covering up the face come from? It has some deep history behind it and I will tell it to you.

Although veils for women are often associated to the Muslim religion, it comes even further back before the religion was ever invented by Mohammed.  It was invented at least three thousand years before Mohammed’s religious revolution in the middle east. Outside of the middle east the veil had became transparent and translucent. It was to remind the woman that she was beginning a new life, a life of submission toward her husband. The tradition was invented in 400 bc or something near that date and it predates the wedding dress by several centuries.

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