Lucky Dates to Wed in 2016

dates to marry in 2016

We, Filipinos, are very superstitious. Sometimes, if not most of the times, we depend our fortune to the stars. Choosing a wedding date is no exception. Here are the auspicious wedding dates for 2016.

Married in January’s hoar and rime,
Widowed you’ll be before your prime.


10, 12, 13, 15, 21, 22, 24 and 29


Married in February’s sleepy weather,
Life you’ll tread in time together.


3, 4, 7, 12, 15, 18, 19, 24


Married when March winds shrill and roar,
Your home will lie on a distant shore.


1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 20, 25, 26, 29, 31


Married ‘neath April’s changeful skies,
A chequered path before you lies.


3, 6, 14, 17, 18, 26, 30


Married when bees o’er May-blossoms flit,
Strangers around your board will sit.


6, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 22, 24, 25, 28


Married in month of roses – June,
Life will be one long honeymoon.


2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 18, 21, 24, 28, 30


Married in July with flowers ablaze,
Bitter-sweet memories in after days.


1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 31


Married in August’s heat and drowse,
Lover and friend in your chosen spouse.


3, 6, 10, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30


Married in September’s golden glow,
Smooth and serene your life will go.


1, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 19, 20, 25, 28


Married when leaves in October thin,
Toil and hardships for you begin.


2, 3, 5, 12, 15, 17, 18, 24, 27, 29, 31


Married in veils of November mist,
Fortune your wedding ring has kissed.


8, 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 26, 30


Married in days of December’s cheer,
Love’s star shines brighter from year to year.


2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 24, 25

February 14th

Such a date is one of the most popular wedding dates today. A lot of couples choose this date as it imbibes special feelings since it’s Valentine’s Day. In fact, the entire month of February because it’s the love month. Love overflowing, definitely.

February 29th

A way to truly make your wedding date truly memorable is marrying on the 29th of February, a Monday. [PUN INTENDED] Yes, 2016 is a leap year. If you marry on this date, you’ll only have to celebrate your wedding anniversary every four years. This is a genuinely unique date to wed.

Kidding aside, February is the favorite wedding month in the Philippines, along with May, June, and December. But, June is considered as the wedding month mainly because it is the month named after Juno, the Roman goddess of love and protector of marriage. August is the least favorite month to get married as well as July and November.

Best dates

Generally though, we believe that it is best to choose a wedding date wherein the number ends with the upward stroke. Those numbers are 0, 5 and 8, which means you can marry on the 5th, 8th, 10th, 15th, 18th, 20th, 25th and 28th to maximize auspiciousness. Eight is also a special number because it symbolizes infinity or eternity.

And then there are certain dates that couples must avoid.

Ghost month

Based on Chinese astrology, this year’s ghost month is from August 3rd to August 31st. During this month, several things must be avoided, and marrying is one of them specifically on the 17th of August since it is the date of Ghost Festival.

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th is considered as an unlucky day. In fact, this day is the most feared day and date combination in history. Luckily, there is only one Friday the 13th this year, and that falls on May 13.

Since we’ve already mentioned the days and dates to avoid, let us make it clearer with this poem. This marriage rhyme appeared in the Journal of American Folklore in 1918, page 207.

Monday for health,
Tuesday for wealth,
Wednesday best of all,
Thursday for losses,
Friday for crosses,
Saturday for no luck at all.

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday are the common auspicious days while Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are the common inauspicious days. No mention of Sunday because this day is traditionally reserved for church rites.

Nonetheless, if you have a date that you consider peculiarly special, you can always marry on that date.

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