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MARRIAGE CUSTOM (POLISH)

ON THE MORNING OF THE WEDDING, THE BAND WHICH IS TO PLAY AT THE
RECEPTION CONGREGATES ON THE BRIDE'S PORCH AND MUSICALLY ESCORTS
HER TO THE CHURCH. AFTER THE CEREMONY THE BAND AGAIN ESCORTS THE
NEWLY MARRIED COUPLE TO THE HALL FOR BREAKFAST WHERE THEY ARE MET AT
THE DOOR BY THE BRIDE'S MOTHER WHO OFFERS THE COUPLE SOME SLICES OF
BREAD. THE MUSIC AND THE BREAD SIGNIFY THAT THE COUPLE SHALL ALWAYS
BE HAPPY AND THAT THEY SHALL NEVER BE HUNGRY IN THEIR MARRIED LIFE.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT REMEMBERS THIS FROM HER CHILDHOOD WHEN IT WAS DONE
AT EVERY POLISH WEDDING. IT IS NOT OFTEN DONE IN THIS COUNTRY
ANYMORE EXCEPT IN STRICTLY POLISH NEIGHBORHOODS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Band, orchestra play at bride's house

Date learned: 01-09-1964

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CUSTOM (POLISH)

IT IS CUSTOMARY FOR A SMALL BAND TO PLAY OUTSIDE THE HOUSE OF
THE BRIDE BEFORE THE WEDDING MASS. SOMETIMES THEY EVEN ACCOMPANY
THE PARTY OT THE CHURCH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MUSIC

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Band, orchestra play at bride's house

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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POLISH-AMERICAN WEDDING CUSTOM

WHEN TWO POLISH-AMERICAN PEOPLE GET MARRIED, AN ORCHESTRA
ARRIVES AT THE HOME OF THE BRIDE. THESE MUSICIANS, USUALLY AN
ACCORDIONIST, DRUMMER, AND SAXOPHONE PLAYER, STAND ON THE FRONT
PORCH OF THE BRIDE'S HOME, AND THEY BEGIN TO PLAY AS SOON AS THE
BRIDE IS DRIVEN AWAY TO THE NUPTIAL CEREMONY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Band, orchestra play at bride's house

Date learned: 09-16-1969

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BAND

IT IS A POLISH CUSTOM FOR A BAND TO COME TO THE HOME OF THE
BRIDE AND PLAY FOR HER OUTSIDE THE HOME AND PLAY WHILE SHE RIDES
TO CHURCH TO MEET HER HUSBAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MUSIC

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Band, orchestra play at bride's house

Date learned: 03-12-1970

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POLISH CUSTOM

ON THE MORNING OF HER WEDDING, THE BRIDE IS SERANADED BY A
BAND THAT WAS SENT BY THE GROOM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HIGH SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; CATHOLIC CENTRAL

Keyword(s): MUSIC

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Band, orchestra play at bride's house

Date learned: 10-01-1968

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WEDDING CUSTOM

IT IS CUSTOM FOR A BAND TO PLAY IN FRONT OF A POLISH BRIDE'S
HOME THE MORNING BEFORE THE WEDDING.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED AT A POLISH WEDDING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MUSIC

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Band, orchestra play at bride's house

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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POLISH MARRIAGE CUSTOM

"BEFORE LEAVING THE BRIDE'S HOME TO GET MARRIED, A MUSICAL GROUP
THE CEREMONY."
PLAYS A SONG AND ALSO AFTER THE BRIDE AND GROOM'S RETURN AFTER

Submitter comment: INFORMANT WORKS WITH MY FATHER AT FORD MOTOR CO., DEARBORN, MICHIGAN
AND TOLD THIS POLISH MARRIAGE CUSTOM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN ; FORD MOTOR CO

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Band, orchestra play at bride's house

Date learned: 12-01-1971

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WEDDING CUSTOM

BEFORE A POLISH WEDDING A BAND WILL COME TO THE BRIDE'S HOUSE
AND LEAD A PROCESSION OF THE BRIDE, HER PARTY AND FAMILY TO THE
CHURCH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MUSIC

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Band, orchestra play at bride's house

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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POLISH WEDDING

AFTER THE BRIDE AND GROOM RECEIVE THE BRIDE'S PARENTS'
DEDICATED TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN.
BLESSING AN ORCHESTRA PLAYS ON THE BRIDE'S PORCH. THE SONG IS

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MUSIC

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Band, orchestra play at bride's house

Date learned: 02-00-1970

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POLISH CUSTOM

POLISH PARENTS SUPPLY A POLISH BAND AT THEIR HOUSE BEFORE THEIR
DAUGHTER LEAVES THE HOUSE. THE BRIDE AND HER BRIDESMAIDS WALK OUT
OF THE HOUSE AS THE BAND PLAYS SERDACZNA MATKA. THE BAND USUALLY
PLAYS ON THE FRONT PORCH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MUSIC

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Band, orchestra play at bride's house

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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POLISH WEDDING CUSTOM

THE BAND, EARLY THE MORNING OF THE WEDDING, ARRIVES AT THE HOME
OF THE BRIDE. THIS IS DONE SO THAT THEY WILL ESCORT HER TO
CHURCH WHILE THEY ARE PLAYING.

Where learned: LUNCH

Keyword(s): MUSIC

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Band, orchestra play at bride's house

Date learned: 09-10-1969

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MARRIAGE

BEFORE A GIRL GOES TO CHURCH TO GET MARRIED SHE KNEELS BEFORE HER
PARENTS AND THEY BLESS HER. WHEN LEAVING HER HOME FOR THE WEDDING
A BAND PLAYS OUTSIDE.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A POPULAR CUSTOM IN POLAND AND IN POLISH COMMUNITIES IN
THE U.S.A.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Band, orchestra play at bride's house
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Parents' blessing
BELIEF -- Prayer
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 04-11-1979

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A popular Polish wedding custom is having a band or
accordion player perform on the front porch of the bride's
parent's home before she leaves for the church.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Band, orchestra play at bride's house

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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