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I found a Web site that states that Jews believe that the third day of the week (Tuesday) is considered an especially auspicious day for a wedding. Below find a weekday accounting of all 4,657 Catholic Church marriages that occurred in General Teran, Nuevo Leon Mexico during the period from 1809 to 1911. I noticed that Tuesday is the least popular weekday for a marriage, far less than Friday which is, in the Catholic Church, a day of abstinence. Could this weekday marriage distribution, in some way, have anything to do with Crypto-Judaism?
General Teran Marriges (1809-1911)
Number of Marriages Day of Week
A complete list of who married whom on what weekday can be found at the Los Bexarenos web site or use the following link:
Where else can you find this kind of analysis?
As you can tell it is very interesting and got me thinking. Growing up my family always had a saying that went “En Martes No Te Cases Ni Te Embarques” meaning that on Tuesday don’t get married nor go on trips since it is bad luck. I thought is was something unique to our family but also growing up I realized that it was a very popular saying throughout this region. It could be that the origins of this saying is Jewish.
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