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POPRAWINY (POPRAVENEE) CUSTOM

THE DAY AFTER A PERSON IS MARRIED, SOME OF THE GUESTS ARE INVITED
BACK TO THE BRIDE'S HOUSE TO EAT SOME OF THE LEFTOVERS FROM THE
WEDDING MEAL. THIS STARTED IN POLAND WHEN PEOPLE WOULD COME MANY
MILES TO A WEDDING, AND THE HOSTS WOULD BE OBLIGATED TO FEED THEM
DURING THEIR STAY. THIS CUSTOM IS ALSO FOLLOWED AFTER FUNERALS
WITH EVERYONE GOING OUT FOR A LUNCHEON AFTER THE CEREMONY. THIS WAS
DONE IN POLISH COMMUNITIES UNTIL CATERED WEDDINGS BECAME COMMON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Day after wedding
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 11-00-1973

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CUSTOM

IT IS TRADITIONAL FOR ROMANIAN GYPSY BRIDES TO HANG OUT A BLOODY
SHEET THE MORNING AFTER HER WEDDING NIGHT, TO PROVE THAT SHE HAD
KEPT HER CHASTITY UNTIL HER WEDDING NIGHT.
NON-VIRGINS WOULD TRADITIONALLY POUR CHICKEN BLOOD ON THE SHEETS
TO MAKE IT APPEAR THAT THEY WERE VIRGINS.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PROOF OF VIRGINITY ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Day after wedding

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A tradition that I learned from my parents is Popavina. This
is a Polish tradition where a party is held at the bride's
parent's home the day after the wedding to continue the wedding
celebration. Many Polish families still practice this custom
today.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Day after wedding

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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Paprawine

Paprawine is celebrated among the Polish community the day
after a wedding. It is a celebration where friends and family eat
and drink again in honor of the married couple.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HAMTRAMCK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Day after wedding
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals

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Poplawenis (Poplaveenaz)

This is the day after a Polish wedding. The day of the Polish
wedding, festivities last from morning until night, with breakfast
in the morning, a break, photos, the actual wedding at the church,
and then the reception. The newlyweds do not leave on their
honeymoon immediately. The next day, Poplawenis, the festivities
continue.

Submitter comment: It was wonderful to listen to my grandmother and grandfather
talk about this. They spoke of their own wedding in 1943, and were
disagreeing whether or not they left right away or waited awhile.
They came to the conclusion that they left about a week after the
wedding because my grandfather was able to get an extension before
he went into the army, having been drafted for World War II.

Where learned: MICHIGAN

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Day after wedding

Date learned: 00001920S

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THE BRIDE TAKES THE IVY FROM HER WEDDING BOUQUET AND
PLANTS IT AND DISPLAYS IT IN A SIGNIFICANT PART OF THE
HOME AS A REMINDER OF HER WEDDING DAY AND OF THE
GROWTH OF THEIR LOVE AND LIFE TOGETHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Day after wedding

Date learned: 03-07-1971

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THERE SHOULD BE IVY IN A BRIDE'S WEDDING BOUQUET.
BEFORE THE BRIDE THROWS THE FLOWERS, SHE TAKES A
PIECE OF THE IVY. LATER ON, SHE PLANTS THE IVY.
THE GROWING OF THE IVY SYMBOLIZES THE GROWING LOVE
OF THE HUSBAND AND WIFE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Day after wedding

Date learned: 03-10-1972

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IN CANADA, BRIDAL SHOWERS ARE NOT GIVEN UNTIL AFTER
THE WEDDING AND ARE SOMETIMES HELD IN THE CHURCH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; CANADA ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Day after wedding

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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TO TEST IF YOUR HUSBAND HAS BEEN UNFAITHFUL, DRAW
A CIRCLE ON THE GROUND, TAKE A HOT IRON WHICH
HE HAS TO CARRY ON HIS HAND THREE TIMES AROUND THE
CIRCLE AND IF HE DOESN'T BURN HIMSELF, HE IS
INNOCENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Day after wedding

Date learned: 02-00-1968

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POLTERABEND

THIS GERMAN CUSTOM CONSISTS OF FRIENDS OF A NEWLYWED
COUPLE THROWING POTTERY AGAINST THEIR HOUSE DOORWAY.
THE BELIEF IS THAT THIS WILL BRING GOOD LUCK TO THE
YOUNG COUPLE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT WAS INFORMED OF THIS CUSTOM ON A RECENT
TRIP TO GERMANY.

Where learned: GERMANY ; MINNESOTA ; DULUTH

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Day after wedding

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IT'S CUSTOMARY FOR THE MATRON OF HONOR AND THE BEST
MAN TO BE GODPARENTS FOR THE FIRST CHILD.

Submitter comment: HER MOTHER (IS SOURCE); STILL DONE IN HER OWN
FAMILY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Day after wedding

Date learned: 04-15-1967

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BABY BOYS ARE PREFERRED BECAUSE IT IS THE CUSTOM FOR
THE FAMILY NAME IN JAPAN TO BE PERPETUATED DOWN
THROUGHOUT THE AGES, AND WITHOUT RESORTING TO THE
CUSTOM OF ADOPTION. THAT IS, IF THERE ARE ONLY
GIRLS IN A FAMILY, AT THE MARRIAGE OF THE ELDEST
DAUGHTER, THE BRIDEGROOM ADOPTS THE FAMILY NAME
OF THE BRIDE AND THUS PERPETUATES THE FAMILY NAME
OF THE BRIDE. (GIRLS, OTHERWISE, ARE ALWAYS
WELCOME IN JAPANESE HOMES.)

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THE ABOVE WHILE GROWING UP IN
JAPAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN ; JAPAN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Day after wedding

Date learned: 08-01-1964

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IT IS A LEBANESE CUSTOM THAT THE GIRL PUTS DOUGH ABOVE
THE COUPLE'S DOOR AS A SIGN THAT THERE WILL ALWAYS
BE FOOD ON THEIR TABLE.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Day after wedding

Date learned: 11-18-1968

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TIBETAN

IT WAS AN OLD MARRIAGE CUSTOM IN TIBET FOR THE
BROTHER OF THE HUSBAND TO CARRY ON SEXUAL RELATIONS
WITH THE HUSBAND'S WIFE.

Where learned: ENGLAND

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Day after wedding

Date learned: 03-25-1968

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PROVERB

EVEN AFTER DEATH, A WOMAN STILL LIVES IN HER HUSBAND'S
HOUSE.
IT IS INTERESTING THAT A KOREAN COUPLE LIVE THE
FIRST FIVE DAYS AFTER THEIR MARRIAGE IN THE BRIDE'S
HOUSE, AND THE REST OF THEIR LIFE IN THE HUSBAND'S
HOUSE.

Submitter comment: THE ABOVE PROVERB IS STRESSING THE PERMANENCE OF THE
MARRIAGE BOND, AND COMMENTING ON THE SHAMEFULLNESS
FOR A WOMAN TO EVER RETURN TO HER PARENTS' HOUSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; KOREA ; SEOUL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Day after wedding

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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