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MARRIAGE CUSTOM

IN THE MORNING BEFORE A WEDDING, THE BRIDESMAIDS PIN A SMALL
GREEN-LEAFED HOUSE PLANT CALLED A 'MIRTA' ON THE BRIDE'S VEIL TO
INSURE THE BRIDE OF HAPPINESS THROUGHOUT LIFE. THIS IS AN OLD
POLISH CUSTOM.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS ACTUALLY DONE AT INFORMANT'S WEDDING.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Morning before wedding

Date learned: 10-24-1970

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MUSLEM WEDDING CUSTOMS

THE WEDDING DAY IS PERHAPS THE DAY WHEN CUSTOMS ARE MOST
FOLLOWED AND RESPECTED. IN THE MUSLEM RELIGION PERHAPS THE MOST
SIGNIFICANT CUSTOM ON THAT OCCASSION IS THE MOMENT WHEN THE BRIDE'S
MOTHER WISHES HER A FAREWELL AND GIVES HER A SMALL COCONUT AND
SOME SUGAR CRYSTALS.
THIS IS A WAY OF TELLING HER TO BE OF USE TO EVERYONE IN
EVERY WAY AS IS THE COCONUT. THE JUICE IS USED AS A DRINK; THE
FLESH AS FOOD; THE KERNEL IS USED AS A CUP AND THE FIBERS OUTSIDE
ARE USED TO MAKE A FIRE. NO PART OF IT IS WASTED. IT, HOWEVER,
LACKS IN SWEETNESS AND SO THE BRIDE IS GIVEN SUGAR CRYSTALS WITH
IT WHICH MAKES HER COMPLETE IF SHE FOLLOWS THE EXAMPLE OF THE
COCONUT.

Submitter comment: AS TOLD TO ME BY MISS HAJI.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MUSLIM, MOSLEM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Morning before wedding

Date learned: 01-02-1970

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SYMBOLS OF MAIDENHOOD AND WIFERY

ON THE DAY OF A GIRL'S MARRIAGE, ALL THE VILLAGE GIRLS COME
TO THE BRIDE'S HOUSE AND HELP HER DRESS, SING SAD SONGS OF LEAVING
HER FAMILY, AND WALK HER TO THE CHURCH.
THE BRIDE EXCHANGES HER HEAD-WREATH OF FLOWERS, SYMBOL OF
MAIDENHOOD, FOR A BABUSKA, SYMBOL OF A MARRIED WOMAN, WHICH SHE MUST
ALWAYS WEAR IN PUBLIC.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Morning before wedding

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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CUSTOM

IN THE COUNTRY AREAS OF JAPAN, THE WEDDING TAKES PLACE AT THE
BRIDEGROOM'S HOUSE. THE BRIDE'S LEAVE-TAKING, HOWEVER, IS
CEREMONIAL AND COVERS DAYS OF FEASTING AND OTHER WEDDING
PREPARATIONS. THE BRIDE'S HAIR IS ARRANGED IN THE ELABORATE MARRIED
STYLE WITH EXQUISITE ORNAMENTS. HERE FACE AND NECK ARE COVERED WITH
THICK WHITE POWDER AND SHE IS DRESSED IN A ROBE AND SASH OF WHITE-
THE DEATH COLOUR-BECAUSE MARRIAGE MEANS THE BRIDE'S DEATH TO HER
FATHER'S FAMILY. BENEATH THIS IS A GARMENT OF SCARLET, THE DRESS
OF A NEW-BORN BABE, TYPICAL OF HER BIRTH INTO HER HUSBAND'S FAMILY.
THE BRIDE CARRIES A MIRRORCASE THAT ALL UPPER-CLASS JAPANESE WOMEN
WEAR WITH CEREMONIAL DRESS. IT CONTAINS ALSO A LONG SILVER HAIR PIN
(A DAGGER DURING FEUDAL JAPANESE TIMES); A BROCADE-COVERED CRYSTAL
WHICH HUNG FROM THE CASE ON A SILK CORD. THE MIRRORCASE IS
EMBELMATIC OF THE MIRROR, THE JEWEL AND THE SWORD OF THE IMPERIAL
REGALIA.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S OLDER SISTER WAS MARRIED ACCORDING TO THE ABOVE CUSTOM
AND FAMILY TRADITION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Morning before wedding

Date learned: 08-01-1964

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WEDDING SALUTE

IN GERMANY ON THE MORNING OF A WEDDING, WHICH IS A SATURDAY,
THEY GIVE THE WEDDING SALUTE WHICH IS A WARNING OF THE COMING OF A
WEDDING. A GUN IS SHOT OFF STARTING AT 4:00 IN THE MORNING AND
CONTINUES ON EVERY SO OFTEN IN THE MORNING BEFORE THE WEDDING
BEGINS. THIS IS A GERMAN CUSTOM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Morning before wedding

Date learned: 11-00-1970

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MARRIAGE CUSTOM

ON THE DAY OF THEIR MARRIAGE, BEFORE THEY HAVE BREAKFAST, THE
BRIDE AND GROOM SHOULD EACH EAT A PIECE OF BREAD SPRINKLED WITH
SALT. THIS WAY, THERE WILL NEVER BE A LACK OF BREAD IN THEIR HOUSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Morning before wedding

Date learned: 02-19-1972

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WEDDING CUSTOM

AT A POLISH WEDDING THE BRIDE IS TAKEN TO THE CHURCH BY THE ENTIRE
WEDDING PARTY AND THE BAND

Submitter comment: INFORMANT WITNESSED THIS AT THE WEDDING OF A NIECE 2 YEARS AGO

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MONROE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Morning before wedding

Date learned: 10-07-1972

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LOAF OF BREAD

ON THE MORNING OF HER WEDDING DAY A GREEK BRIDE BAKES A LOAF
OF BREAD. AFTER THE WEDDING SOMEONE BREAKS IT IN TWO
BEFORE THE BRIDE AND GROOM

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): SYMBOL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F545.0
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Morning before wedding

Date learned: 11-28-1972

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