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WEDDING CAKE CUSTOM

GUESTS AT A WEDDING SHOULD TAKE A PIECE OF THE CAKE HOME AND PUT IT
UNDER THEIR PILLOW SO THAT THEY CAN DREAM OF THE ONE THEY WILL MARRY

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER MOTHER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Wedding cake
Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about friends and lovers

Date learned: 01-31-1980

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ANNIVERSARY

THE BRIDE AND GROOM SAVE THE TOP LAYER OF THEIR WEDDING
CAKE BY FREEZING IT. THEY THEN EAT THIS LAYER ON THEIR
FIRST WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TAYLOR

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Wedding cake
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Private birthday or anniversary

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WEDDING CUSTOM

YOU KEEP THE TOP LAYER OF YOUR WEDDING CAKE AND EAT IT
ON YOUR FIRST ANNIVERSARY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Wedding cake
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Private birthday or anniversary

Date learned: 01-00-1968

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ON THE DAY OF THE WEDDING, THE BRIDE SHOULD FEED
THE GROOM A PIECE OF WEDDING CAKE AND THE GROOM
SHOULD FEED THE BRIDE A PIECE OF WEDDING CAKE,
BECAUSE THEY WILL HAVE GOOD LUCK IN THEIR MARRIAGE.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM GRANDMOTHER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Wedding cake

Date learned: 12-06-1967

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POLISH

BRIDE AND GROOM EAT FIRST PIECE OF CAKE TOGETHER,
AT THE WEDDING RECEPTION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Wedding cake

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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TO INSURE A TRANQUIL MARRIAGE, THE BRIDE MUST NOT
FEED THE FIRST PIECE OF THE WEDDING CAKE. INSTEAD
SHE MUST SMASH IT INTO HIS FACE.

Data entry tech comment: FEED THE GROOM?
CN[ BEEBE, LINDA M.

Where learned: OHIO ; NORTH OLMSTED

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Wedding cake

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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AT THE WEDDING, THE BRIDE WILL FEED THE GROOM
THE FIRST PIECE OF WEDDING CAKE, WHICH SIGNIFIES
THE FIRST MEAL WHICH THE BRIDE FEEDS HER NEW
HUSBAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Wedding cake

Date learned: 01-26-1968

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CUTTING OF CAKE BY BOTH BRIDE AND GROOM AT THE SAME
TIME WITH ONE HAND EACH ON THE KNIFE.

Submitter comment: SOURCE NOT REMEMBERED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Wedding cake

Date learned: 11-15-1967

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IN CUTTING THE WEDDING CAKE, THE BRIDE AND GROOM
BOTH HAVE A HAND ON THE KNIFE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Wedding cake

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IN HER FAMILY, A WEDDING CAKE HAS A RING IN IT AND
THE FIRST ONE TO GET THE RING ON THEIR PLATE WILL
BE MARRIED NEXT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Wedding cake
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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UKRAINE

SATURDAY IS LAYED ASIDE FOR DECORATING FOR THE
WEDDING IN UKRAINE. A (ILLEGIBLE WORD) (BRIDE-
GROOM'S C(B?)ANNER) AND A WEDDING TREE (FOR
BRIDE) ARE INSERTED INTO LOAVES OF BREAD (EQUALS
WEDDING CAKE WITH FIGURES ON TOP HERE). THESE
THEN ARE USED AS TABLE DECORATION.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM PARENTS.

Data entry tech comment: UKRAINIAN LANGUAGE CLIPPING FROM MAGAZINE OR NEWS-
KC[ PAPER IS STAPLED TO 5 X 8 CARD, SHOWING THIS
KC[ BANNER AND TREE--"FROM THE HUTSUL REGION IN
KC[ UKRAINE."
CN[ FYLYPIW, OREST

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Wedding cake

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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UKRAINE

IN UKRAINE, A "KOROBAJ" IS BAKED INSTEAD OF A
WEDDING CAKE. THIS IS A GIGANTIC WHITE BREAD
BAKED WITH SPECIAL DESIGNS OF ROSES AND LEAVES.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT RECEIVED INFORMATION FROM RELATIVES
IN UKRAINE.

Data entry tech comment: PICTURE OF BREAD STAPED TO 5 X 8 CARD.
CN[ FYLYPIW, OREST

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Wedding cake

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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SOME UKRAINIANS HAVE WEDDING BREAD (KOROVAHY) INSTEAD
OF A CAKE. THIS WEDDING BREAD IS A ROUND LOAF, SIZE
OF A BUSHEL. THE TOP OF THE BREAD IS COVERED
WITH DOUGH ANIMALS: DEER, BIRDS, COWS, ETC. A
BRAIDED PERIWINKLE (FLOWERING PLANT) IS ALSO ON
TOP OF THE BREAD, THIS IS DISTRIBUTED TO THE
GUESTS.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT KNEW OF THIS CUSTOM FROM SMENA RAKOVSKEY,
AN UKRAINIAN FRIEND AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN,
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Wedding cake

Date learned: 10-25-1971

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WHEN A POLISH COUPLE ARE MARRIED THEY SAVE A
PIECE OF THEIR WEDDING CAKE AND EAT IT TOGETHER
ONE YEAR LATER ON THEIR FIRST ANNIVERSARY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Wedding cake

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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THE BRIDE IS SUPPOSED TO SAVE THE TOP LAYER OF
THE WEDDING CAKE TILL THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY IN
ORDER TO INSURE HAPPINESS.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Wedding cake

Date learned: 10-20-1968

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KEEP TOP PART OF A WEDDING CAKE FOR FIRST YEAR
ANNIVERSARY; IT BRINGS GOOD LUCK TO MARRIAGE.

Submitter comment: HE AND HIS WIFE DID THIS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Wedding cake

Date learned: 09-28-1970

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PUT A PIECE OF WEDDING CAKE UNDER YOUR PILLOW (I THINK IT ONLY
WORKS FOR GIRLS) AND SHE WILL DREAM OF HER FUTURE HUSBAND.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; BIRMINGHAM ; SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Subject headings: 862 Use of object for determining future spouse
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Wedding cake
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about friends and lovers

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