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WEDDINGS ( WEDDING CUSTOM )

IN HUNGARY, ON THEIR WEDDING DAY THE BRIDE AND GROOM AND ALL
THEIR GUESTS WALK TO THE CHURCH TOGETHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Procession to church

Date learned: 03-00-1970

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ITALIAN WEDDING

IN ITALY, THE WHOLE BRIDAL PARTY, EXCEPTING GROOM, WALK TO
GROOM WAITS IN CHURCH ALONE. ALSO THE MORNING AFTER THEIR WEDDING
NIGHT THE BRIDE'S MOTHER FIXES BREAKFAST FOR THE COUPLE AND
CHURCH FOR THE WEDDING. THE BRIDE WALKS WITH HER FATHER WHILE THE
STRAIGHTENS THEIR BEDROOM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Procession to church

Date learned: 11-22-1971

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WEDDING CUSTOM

IN THE ITALIAN WEDDING PROCESSION THE BRIDE AND GROOM ALWAYS
HORSES. IN EACH TOWN THERE IS SUCH A CART WHICH IS USED SPECIFICALLY
RIDE IN A WHITE CART DECORATED WITH FLOWERS AND PULLED BY SIX WHITE
FOR THIS PURPOSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Procession to church

Date learned: 10-27-1969

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WEDDING CUSTOM

THERE IS A CUSTOM IN ITALY, WHEN THE BRIDE IS LEAVING HER
HOME TO GO TO THE CHURCH, ALL THE PEOPLE WHO WERE INVITED TO THE
WEDDING STAND OUTSIDE AND THROW COINS AT HER. THIS IS GOOD LUCK,
AND SHE WILL NOT BE POOR.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT STATED THAT THIS WAS DONE TO HER IN CALABRIA,ITALY ON
HER WEDDING DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; OAK PARK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Procession to church

Date learned: 01-21-1972

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