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WHENEVER ANYONE GOT MARRIED SOMEONE, USUALLY SOME
CLOSE RELATIVE GAVE THE COUPLE A STATUE OF THE
INFANT OF PRAGUE.

Submitter comment: LEARNED AS A CHILD IN HOME FROM HER PARENTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Gifts

Date learned: 03-10-1967

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IT IS A POLISH CUSTOM TO GIVE THE BRIDE AND GROOM
AT A WEDDING A JUG OF WINE AND A LOAF OF BREAD.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID THAT THIS CUSTOM IS CARRIED OUT,
SO THAT THE BRIDE AND GROOM WILL NEVER WANT FOR
FOOD..

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Gifts

Date learned: 04-18-1965

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IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA AT THE WEDDING CELEBRATION, THE BEST
MAN WOULD BRING GIFTS, ONE AT A TIME, ON THE TIP OF
A SWORD TO THE YOUNG COUPLE AND ANNOUNCE WHO IT WAS
FROM.

Submitter comment: FROM MY MOTHER (SAYS COLLECTOR).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Gifts

Date learned: 03-02-1970

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IN MOST ARABIC COUNTRIES, LIKE LEBANON, THE FAMILY
OF THE GROOM AND NOT THE BRIDE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR
ALL WEDDING EXPENSES.

Submitter comment: MRS. RASHID APPROVES.

Where learned: HOME

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Gifts

Date learned: 02-29-1972

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A GIFT OF RED ROSES IS A SIGN OF TRUE LOVE.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Gifts

Date learned: CHILDHOOD

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JAPAN

IT IS NOT THE JAPANESE CUSTOM FOR OUTSIDERS TO GIVE
WEDDING PRESENTS AS JAPANESE MARRIAGES ARE REGARDED
AS A FAMILY MATTER. OF COURSE, VAST CHANGES HAVE
OCCURRED DURING POST-WAR JAPAN.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT GREW UP IN JAPAN AND WAS SCHOOLED IN
JAPANESE CUSTOM AND TRADITION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Gifts

Date learned: 08-01-1964

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AS A CLEVER WEDDING GIFT, A SET OF WHITE TOWELS
CAN BE MADE INTO A SIMULATED WEDDING CAKE. THREE
TOWELS OF DIFFERENT SIZES ARE WRAPPED IN SPIRALS
AND PLACED ON TOP OF EACH OTHER WITH THE LARGEST
ON THE BOTTOM. THE RESULT CLOSELY RESEMBLES A
WEDDING CAKE AND AN APPROPRIATE DECORATION MAY
BE ADDED ON THE TOP.

Where learned: BUFFALO ; NEW YORK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Gifts

Date learned: 06-00-1966

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BRIDE AND GROOM EXCHANGE WEDDING GIFTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Gifts

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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PARENTS OF THE BRIDE PAY FOR THE WEDDING AND
PARENTS OF THE GROOM PAY FOR THE REHEARSAL DINNER
AND GIVE THE COUPLE A GIFT TO MATCH THE COST OF
THE WEDDING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Gifts

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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GIVE MARRIED COUPLE AN ORANGE FOR GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment: ALWAYS BEEN DONE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Gifts

Date learned: 11-02-1971

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