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Marriage customs & traditions
Unit 3 – Chapter 9Slide2
Based upon love
Groom asks the Bride’s Father for permission before proposal
Bride wears white, receive a diamond ring made of gold, something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue
There are several parties leading up to wedding to help couple get things they need for their future life together - bridal shower, couple’s shower, etc.Slide3
Many couples add family traditions to their ceremony that has been passed down through generations from the old world
party consist of bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls, ring bearer
Ceremony is either religious or civil & sealed with a
A reception follows ceremony
Bride & Groom go on a HoneymoonSlide4
“Jumping the broom” ritual.
Either at the ceremony or at the reception
signify their entrance into a new life and their creation of a new family by symbolically “sweeping away” their former single lives, former problems and concerns, and jumping over the broom to enter upon a new adventure as wife and husband.Slide5
Bride wears a
(short jacket with long sleeves) with 2 long ribbons which are tied to form the
, a full length, high
wrap around skirt is worn. Boat shaped shoes make of silk, are worn with white cotton
A jacket (
) and trousers (
) and an overcoat (
) are worn. The jacket has loose sleeves, the trousers are roomy and tied with straps at the ankles. A vest may be worn over the shirt. A black hat (
) could be worn.
Bride & groom
take three sips of sake from
is an indivisible
and Buddhist believe that it is sacred.
means triple happiness.Slide6
at the wedding throw
at the happy couple. These objects are chestnuts (symbolizing respect) and
red dates (symbolizing diligence
After the wedding ceremony, friends of the groom take off his socks, tie a rope around the ankles, and start beating soles of his feet with dried yellow
the wedding groom's parents throw some nuts and plums to the bride. If the bride takes some nuts she'll get many
are a symbol for a long and happy
Cranes are a symbol of long life and may be represented on the woman's sash.Slide7
Wedding is a secret until about 2 weeks prior to ceremony
October through December – after the harvest
Usually on Tuesdays & Thursdays
Morning church service, marriage ceremony, & then feasting
8am to 10/11 pm
Take place at bride’s home
Usually 200 or more guests
Bride’s mother sews wedding dress. Usually dark color (blue or purple)Slide8
No kisses, rings, photography, flowers or caterers
& Groom make sure that every unmarried person who is 16 years has a partner for the evening meal.
is present in many dishes at the reception
Mother provides meals & prepares them with family & friends
Groom starts growing beard day after wedding
Popular gifts include kitchenware, linens, tools, fabric, and foodSlide9
Pre-wedding tradition of “Blackening the Bride”
taken by surprise
covered with foul substances, such as eggs, various sauces, feathers, etc
paraded around town to a few pubs for all to seeSlide10
Before wedding people shatter a large number of dishes and make the bride and groom cleaned it up.
In small villages friends of the bride and groom will kidnap the bride and hide her somewhere. The groom then has to search to find her, usually in a pub.
After the couple are married, a log is positioned between two sawhorses where both the newlyweds must saw in half working together.
wedding bands on their right hands not their left.Slide11
Traditionally multi-day affairs with several parties and ceremonies
”, practice of painting intricate patterns on bride’s hands and feet.
During the ceremony the groom has to remove his shoes prior to entering the alter and everyone is either out to steal the groom’s shoes or protect them
bride’s family are obligated to try to steal the grooms shoes
groom’s family, on the other hand, must protect the shoes and hide themSlide12
bride to carry coins in her shoes.
silver coin from her father in left shoe
gold coin from her mother in the right shoe
guests may get an opportunity to kiss the bride or groom.
If bride goes to restroom, women at the reception line up to kiss the groom.
If groom exits the room and is out of sight, the men line up to kiss the bride.Slide13
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