[英文冷知識] 為什麼英國女性要在婚禮上戴帽子?

不知同學有沒有看英國皇室婚禮的直播:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N42MQJX4KoY

剛才「不小心」轉到直播, 突然發現每一位參加婚禮的女士在教堂內都戴著頭飾或帽子。因為老師是重度Google搜尋病患者,就立即去搜尋為何英國女性在婚禮戴帽子的來龍去脈。答案還蠻有趣的,在此跟同學分享。

1. In biblical times Jewish women often wore veils or mantillas in public worship. This custom got carried over to the New Testament (1 Corinthians 11:4-16) by virtue of St. Paul’s letters, which states that a woman should cover her head with a veil. There was no official regulation from the church, however.

在聖經時代,猶太婦女經常在公眾場合穿戴面紗或披肩。這習俗是由於「保祿書信」被轉移到新約聖經 (1 哥林多前書 11:4-16),信中指出女性應該用面紗遮住頭部。然而,教會沒有正式的規定。

public worship 公眾開放的禮拜活動
carry over to 保存;持續
by virtue of 憑藉
official regulation 官方規定

1 Corinthians 11:4-16: https://bit.ly/2IwiZgG

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2. From 1917 until 1983, the Catholic Church’s Code of Canon Law mandated that women wear veils or other head coverings. In 1983, the Church officially removed the hair covering mandate, but many women had already chosen to forgo veils and hats at mass.

從1917年到1983年,天主教會的教會法法典規定婦女要用面紗或頭巾遮住頭部。在1983年,教會正式取消了覆蓋頭部的規定,但許多女性早就在此之前選擇在彌撒不戴面紗或帽子。

mandate 命令;要求
chose to forgo 選擇放棄

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3. However, royal protocol dictates that women must wear hats to all official occasions. It’s a stipulation that dates back to before the 1950s, when upper class and royal women rarely showed their hair in public, according to the BBC.

然而,皇家禮儀規定婦女必須戴帽子到所有官方場合。據英國廣播公司報導,這項規定可追溯到1950年代,當時上流社會和皇室婦女很少在公眾場合露出頭髮。

protocol 禮儀,禮節
stipulation 約定,約束
date back to 追溯到

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4. Today there are no official rules regarding women’s hair covering. Some British women choose to wear fascinators to highlight their wealth and social status or to follow British tradition, while others find them to be a lighthearted means of self-expression.

今天沒有關於女性應該覆蓋頭髮的正式規定。一些英國女性選擇戴頭飾或帽子來凸顯她們的財富和社會地位,或者遵循英國傳統,而另一些人則認為它們是一種輕鬆的自我表達方式。

fascinators 頭飾
highlight wealth and social status 凸顯財富和社會地位
follow tradition 遵循傳統
means of self-expression 自我表達的方式

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好啦,話講完了,我可以去睡了~

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Sources:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40640634

http://www.thisisinsider.com/why-does-royal-family-wear-hats-2018-1

https://classroom.synonym.com/catholic-church-hair-covering-etiquette-12085368.html

http://www.uscatholic.org/articles/201606/hats-church-heady-issue-30674

https://www.cw.com.tw/article/article.action?id=5089702

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