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THROWING RICE AT WEDDINGS, BRINGS GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment: FROM FRIENDS.

Where learned: NEIGHBORS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Rice
BELIEF -- Good luck Food and drink
BELIEF -- Good luck Activities

Date learned: 11-15-1967

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ITALIANS BELIEVE IT IS GOOD LUCK TO BREAK A DISH
OF RICE IN FRONT OF THE BRIDE AS SHE EXITS CHURCH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Rice
BELIEF -- Good luck Food and drink
BELIEF -- Good luck Activities

Date learned: 10-22-1971

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IF YOU THROW RICE AT A MARRIED COUPLE AT THE TIME
OF THEIR MARRIAGE, THEY WILL HAVE GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Rice
BELIEF -- Good luck Food and drink
BELIEF -- Good luck Activities

Date learned: 03-06-1971

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IT IS THE CUSTOM AT WEDDINGS TO THROW RICE AT THE BRIDE
AND GROOM AS THEY LEAVE THE CHURCH. THE RICE IS A
SYMBOL OF FERTILITY AND SO THIS THROWING OF RICE IS
A HOPE THAT THE NEWLY MARRIED COUPLE HAVE CHILDREN.

Submitter comment: LEARNED THIS A FEW YEARS AGO.

Where learned: OHIO ; CANTON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Rice

Date learned: 12-02-1967

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IT IS THE CUSTOM TO THROW RICE OR CONFETTI ON THE
NEWLY MARRIED COUPLE. THE SYMBOLISM BEHIND THIS
IS THAT YOU ARE SHOWERING THEM WITH THE HOPES OF
BLISS AND FERTILITY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Rice

Date learned: 01-30-1971

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PEOPLE THROW RICE ON WEDDING IN ORDER TO ENSURE
FERTILITY IN THE NEWLYWEDS.

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Rice

Date learned: 11-11-1968

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THROWING RICE AT THE BRIDE AND GROOM AFTER THE
CHURCH CEREMONY.

Submitter comment: LEARNED AT COUSIN'S WEDDING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Rice

Date learned: 06-00-1968

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IRISH WEDDING CUSTOM

THROW CORN INSTEAD OF RICE AFTER THE WEDDING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Rice

Date learned: 03-11-1972

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IT IS A COMMON PRACTICE IN APPLETON, WISCONSIN TO THROW
GRAINS OF RICE ON THE NEWLYWEDS AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN
MARRIED AND COME OUT OF THE CHURCH.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT PERSONALLY WITNESSED THIS MANY TIMES.

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; APPLETON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Rice

Date learned: 10-16-1967

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IT IS A WEDDING CUSTOM TO THROW RICE AT THE BRIDE
AND GROOM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Rice

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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IT IS CUSTOMARY TO THROW RICE AT THE BRIDE AND GROOM
AS THEY LEAVE THE CHURCH AFTER A WEDDING. THIS IS
SUPPOSED TO BRING THEM LUCK AND CHILDREN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Rice

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RICE WHICH IS THROWN AT A WEDDING IS A SYMBOL OF
FERTILITY.

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED THIS FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Rice

Date learned: 12-06-1967

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