Friday, June 5, 2009

Gaelic Wedding Blessing

June traditionally is the beginning of the wedding "season". So hear is an old Scottish Wedding Blessing.

In the Gaelic: Mi\le fa\ilte dhuit le d'bhre/id,Fad do re/ gun robh thu sla\n.Mo/ran la\ithean dhuit is si\th,Le d'mhaitheas is le d'ni\ bhi fa\s.

Translated as: "A thousand welcomes to you with your marriage kerchief, may you be healthy all your days. May you be blessed with long life and peace, may you grow old with goodness, and with riches."

attributed to the Rev. Donald MacLeod, minister of Duirinish, Skye, Scotland c. 1760.

Graphic: David Allan's painting, 'A Highland Wedding at Blair Atholl', painted in the 1780

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