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A CUSTOM AT POLISH WEDDING RECEPTIONS IS FOR THE DINNER GUESTS TO BANG
ON THEIR PLATES WITH THEIR EATING UTENSILS IN ORDER TO PRODUCE RACKET LIKE SOUNDS.
THIS IS DONE AS A NON SERIOUS COMPLAINT THAT THE FOOD IS SOUR. THE NOISE MAKING
OCCURS MANY TIMES THROUGHOUT THE EATING PERIOD AND CONTINUES UNTIL THE BRIDE AND GROOM
EMBRACE AND KISS. UPON THIS TAKING PLACE THE GUESTS DISCONTINUE THEIR DISTURBANCE AND
SAY THE WORD "SMACZNE" (MEANING DELICIOUS). THE SHOW OF AFFECTION BETWEEN THE NEWLYWEDS
IS SUPPOSE TO SWEETEN THE FOOD AND ACCORDINGLY PLACATE THE GUESTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Glassware tapping
Food Drink -- Food
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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WEDDING CUSTOM

WHEN GUESTS AT A WEDDING RECEPTION CLINK SILVERWARE AGAINST THEIR
GLASSES, THE BRIDE AND GROOM MUST STOP WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND KISS.
THE GUESTS CONTINUE CLINKING THEIR GLASSES UNTIL THEY DO.

Submitter comment: I LEARNED THIS AT A WEDDING IN CLEVELAND, OHIO IN AUGUST, 1977. MOST
OF THE GUESTS AS WELL AS THE BRIDE AND GROOM SEEMED FAMILIAR WITH THE
CUSTOM AND IT WAS PRACTICED FREQUENTLY DURING THE MEAL. MY SISTER,
RUTH DURAND, WITNESSED THE SAME CUSTOM AT SEVERAL OTHER WEDDINGS IN
THE CLEVELAND AREA.

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

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Glassware tapping

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CUSTOM

AT A POLISH WEDDING, THE GUESTS TAP FORKS, KNIVES, OR SPOONS
AGAINST CHINA OR GLASS, TELLING THE BRIDAL COUPLE TO KISS.

Submitter comment: THIS CUSTOM IS STILL IN PRACTICE AT THIS TIME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Glassware tapping
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 10-20-1977

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THE TAPPING OF FORKS AND KNIVES ON PLATTERS SIGNALING THE BRIDE AND
GROOM TO KISS.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM MOTHER. SHE THINKS IT IS AN ITALIAN CUSTOM.

Where learned: MY MOTHERS MOTHER TOLD HER IT WAS AN ITALIAN CUSTOM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Glassware tapping

Date learned: 10-00-1982

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TRADITION IN DETROIT HAS THAT IF YOU KNOCK ON THE
SIDE OF THE PLATE OR GLASS OR WHATEVER CLINKS, THE
BRIDE AND GROOM MUST KISS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Glassware tapping

Date learned: 09-22-1969

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I HAVE NOTICED AFTER ATTENDING 10 OR 15 WEDDING
RECEPTIONS THAT A POPULAR CUSTOM IS FOR THE GUESTS
TO STRIKE THEIR SILVERWARE ON PLATES AND GLASSES
WITH A LOUD UNISON "DING, DING..." UPON WHICH THE
NEWLYWEDS MUST (UNDERLINED) KISS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Glassware tapping

Date learned: 11-00-1969

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POLISH CUSTOM

AT THE WEDDING MEALS IT IS CUSTOMARY FOR THE GUESTS
TO HIT THEIR FORKS AGAINST THEIR PLATES REQUESTING THE
BRIDE AND GROOM TO KISS. THE NOISE IS NOT SUBDUED
UNTIL THEY FULFILL THE WISH OF THE GUESTS

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Glassware tapping

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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TAKING THE SILVERWARE AND KNOCKING ON THE DISHES OR
GLASSES. THE BRIDE HAS TO THEN KISS THE GROOM (DONE
WHILE DINNER IS BEING SERVED).

Submitter comment: WITNESSED BY ME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Glassware tapping

Date learned: 10-02-1967

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AT A RECEPTION, SILVERWARE HIT ON PLATE MEANS THE
MARRIED COUPLE KISSES.

Submitter comment: FOUND IT OUT AT AN HUNGARIAN WEDDING.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; HUNGARIAN WEDDING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Glassware tapping

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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THE PEOPLE AT THE RECEPTION PICK UP A FORK, KNIFE OR
SPOON AND HIT IT AGAINST THE DISHES. THIS IS A SIGN
FOR THE BRIDE AND GROOM TO KISS.
THIS IS DONE QUITE OFTEN DURING THE SUPPER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Glassware tapping

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IT IS A CUSTOM TO BANG THE SILVERWARE ON THE PLATES
AND THE BRIDE AND GROOM KISS.

Submitter comment: FROM FAMILY WEDDINGS

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Glassware tapping

Date learned: 12-00-1967

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POLISH

GUESTS TAP PLATE WITH KNIFE AT THE RECEPTION DINNER.
BRIDE AND GROOM KISS. THIS GOES ON DURING THE DINNER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Glassware tapping

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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AT POLISH WEDDINGS THE GUESTS BANG PLATES WITH THEIR
FORKS WHEN THEY WANT BRIDE AND GROOM TO KISS.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Glassware tapping

Date learned: 11-15-1968

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AT IRISH WEDDINGS THE GUESTS BANG FORKS AGAINST
DRINKING GLASSES WHEN THEY WANT THE BRIDE AND GROOM
TO KISS.

Where learned: LIBRARY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Glassware tapping

Date learned: 11-15-1968

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IT IS THE CUSTOM AT POLISH WEDDINGS THAT THE PEOPLE
AT THE RECEPTION BANG THE DINNER DISHES WITH THE
SILVERWARE, AND WHEN THIS IS DONE, THE NEWLYWEDS
ARE TO KISS. THIS IS USUALLY DONE THROUGHOUT
THE MEAL.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS AT A WEDDING IN HIS FAMILY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HAMTRAMCK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Glassware tapping

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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AFTER A POLISH WEDDING, A DINNER IS HELD AT WHICH THE
BRIDE AND GROOM KISS. AFTER THE KISS, EVERYONE IN
ATTENDANCE STRIKES HIS WATER GLASS WITH HIS SPOON.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT PERSONALLY WITNESSED THE CUSTOM IN
DETROIT, MICHIGAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Glassware tapping

Date learned: 10-04-1967

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TO GET THE BRIDE AND GROOM TO KISS AT A WEDDING BANQUET
ALL THAT IS NECESSARY IS TO START BANGING ON THE
TABLE WITH THE SILVERWARE. THE BANGING WILL CONTINUE
UNTIL THEY KISS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Glassware tapping

Date learned: 11-15-1969

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AT THE RECEPTION-BREAKFAST FOR THE MARRIED COUPLE,
EASTERN-EUROPEAN GUESTS FREQUENTLY STRIKE THEIR
GLASSES WITH A SPOON OR A SIMILAR OBJECT. THIS
STRIKING OF THE GLASS MEANS THAT THEY WANT THE
COUPLE TO KISS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Glassware tapping

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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POLISH

AT A POLISH WEDDING RECEPTION, WHILE EVERYONE IS EATING,
IT IS CUSTOMARY FOR SOMEONE IN THE CROWD, NO ONE IN
PARTICULAR, TO BEGIN BANGING ON THE PLATE WITH A FORK
OR KNIFE OR SPOON. THIS IS THE SIGNAL FOR THE BRIDE
AND GROOM TO KISS.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT KNOWS THIS TO BE A COMMON PRACTICE AT POLISH
WEDDINGS, BECAUSE SHE USED TO CATER TO THE WEDDING AND
THEREFORE SAW MANY RECEPTIONS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Glassware tapping

Date learned: 10-03-1971

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AT POLISH WEDDINGS, PERIODICALLY THROUGHOUT THE
RECEPTION THE GUESTS WILL BEGIN TO TAP THEIR SPOONS
AGAINST THEIR GLASSES. THIS IS A SIGN FOR THE NEWLY
MARRIED COUPLE TO KISS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Glassware tapping

Date learned: 02-21-1971

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