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MARRIAGE CUSTOM

A BRIDE AND GROOM CAN BE GUARANTEED A BLISSFUL AND FRUITFUL
MARRIED LIFE IF THEY ARE SHOWERED IN SUGAR COATED ALMONDS AS THEY
LEAVE THE CHURCH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Things thrown at newlyweds

Date learned: 09-26-1972

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IT IS A TRADITIONAL ITALIAN CUSTOM TO HAVE THE GUESTS
AT WEDDINGS EACH HAVE A LITTLE NUT BAG FILLED WITH
COATED ALMONDS, WHICH THE GUESTS THROW AT THE BRIDE
AND GROOM FOR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Things thrown at newlyweds

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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AT ITALIAN WEDDINGS, INSTEAD OF THROWING RICE, A SPECIAL
KIND OF SUGAR COATED ALMOND IS THROWN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Things thrown at newlyweds

Date learned: 11-05-1968

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POLISH WEDDING CUSTOM

IN POLAND, IT IS CUSTOMARY TO THROW SALT AND RYE AT
THE MARRIED COUPLE AS THEY LEAVE THE CHURCH AFTER THE
NUPTUAL MASS. RYE TAKES THE PLACE OF RICE BECAUSE
IT IS A CROP AND THEREFORE AVAILABLE. THE RYE ALSO
SIGNIFIES BREAD WHICH THE MARRIED COUPLE WILL
CONSUME THROUGHOUT THEIR MARRIED LIFE. THE SALT
SIGNIFIES THAT THEY WILL NEVER GO HUNGRY AS LONG AS
THEY ARE HAPPY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TROY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Things thrown at newlyweds

Date learned: 10-03-1969

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IN SWEDEN, AFTER A WEDDING CEREMONY, THE PEOPLE THROW
MONEY INSTEAD OF RICE.

Where learned: DINING ROOM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Things thrown at newlyweds

Date learned: 10-15-1967

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