Why the wedding ring is worn on the fourth ring finger!
There is a beautiful explanation given to Your Celebrant Shona by one of the many Chinese couples she has had the pleasure of working with. She cannot attest to the validity of it but thinks it is a beautful demonstration none the less!
The Thumb represents your Parents
Second (Index) finger represents your Siblings
Middle finger represents your-Self
Fourth (Ring) finger represents your Life Partner
& the Last (Little) finger represents your children
Firstly, open your palms (face to face), bend the middle fingers and hold them together – back to back
Secondly, open and hold the remaining three fingers and the thumb – tip to tip – As shown in the picture attached.
Now, try to separate your thumbs (representing the parents)….. they will
Open, because your parents are not destined to live with you lifelong, and have to leave you sooner or later.
Please join your thumbs as before and separate your Index fingers (representing siblings)….. they will also open, because your brothers and sisters will have their own families and will have to lead their own separate lives.
Now join the Index fingers and separate your Little fingers (representing your children)….. They will open too, because the children also will fly the nest, get married and settle down on their own some day.
Finally, join your Little fingers, and try to separate your Ring fingers (representing your spouse).
You will be surprised to see that you CANNOT….., because Husband & Wife should remain together all their lives – through thick and thin!!
Please try this out……… ISN’T THIS A LOVELY THEORY? Or should I say a practical DEMONSTRATION! Did you manage to seperate the ring fingers?? I couldn’t either.
Information supplied to Your Celebrant by Man-Yiu & Ying Ying Chung.
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