#Flashlore 17

“Happy is the bride the sun shines on, and blessed is the corpse the rain rains on.”
— Proverb

According to folk belief, a rainy day is unlucky for a wedding, but a good omen for a funeral, as sunshine is a symbol of joy and rain of sorrow.

Painting of funeral cortege, entering the cemetery.

Image: Holl, Frank (1872). ‘I am the resurrection and the life’ (A Village Funeral). Available HERE.

Further Reading: Hone, William (~1841). The Every-Day Book and Table Book. Available HERE.

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