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THE MARRIAGE CELEBRATION IN PAKISTAN AMONG THE MOSLEMS IS
VERY DIFFERENT THAN IN THE U.S. THE COUPLE MAY NEVER HAVE
MET BEFORE. THE CEREMONY IS HELD AT THE BRIDE'S FAMILY
HOME. THE WHOLE FAMILY PREPARES THE HOUSE FOR ALL THE
GUESTS. WHEN THE CEREMONY OCCURS THE BRIDE IS IN ONE ROOM
WITH HER PARENTS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND THE GROOM IS IN
ANOTHER ROOM WITH HIS PARENTS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS. ALSO A
PRIEST IS THERE. THERE ARE NO BRIDESMAIDS OR OTHER
ATTENDANTS. THERE IS AN EXCHANGE OF RINGS BUT THERE IS
NOTHING SIGNIFICANT ABOUT EXCHANGING THEM. THE PRIEST JUST
TAKES THE BRIDE'S RING TO HER IN THE OTHER ROOM, AND GIVES
THE GROOM HIS RING. THE WHOLE PROCESS TAKES A FEW HOURS.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT SAYS IT IS VERY STRANGE COMPARED TO A U.S.
WEDDING. HE SAYS MANY TIMES IT IS A FRIGHTENING EXPERIENCE
FOR BOTH THE BRIDE AND GROOM, BUT MOSTLY FOR THE BRIDE
BECAUSE SHE HAS NEVER HAD ANY SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL OR INTIMATE
CONTACT WITH A MAN BEFORE.

Where learned: LAHORE ; PAKISTAN

Keyword(s): CEREMONY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

Date learned: 11-00-1987

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Ethnic: Native American

Use of the Pipe During a Wedding:

The married couple standing together before the priest for the nuptial blessing could both hold the same Pipe with the right hands, stem away from themselves. This would be a perfect ceremonial sign of the words of the priest. The Nuptial Blessing contains the type of prayer which is most nautral to the Pipe.

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Where learned: CANADA ; Tekakwitha Conference ; WINNIPEG ; MANITOBA

Keyword(s): AMERICAN INDIAN ; CEREMONY ; CUSTOM ; ETHNIC ; MARRIAGE ; Native American ; PRAYER ; WEDDING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Prayer

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Ethnic:Belgium

Wedding:

In Belgium, at weddings, it was a belief and general practice that the more important or wealthy the bride, the later she would arrive at the church. There were instances where the bride would be as much as 1/2 hour late. The priests were well aware of this practice and would not grow impatient during the waiting period.

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James Callow comment:

Original BN [P545, F578] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

Keyword(s): Belgium ; Bride ; CEREMONY ; ETHNIC ; Late ; MARRIAGE ; PRIEST ; Tardy ; WEDDING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

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Ethnic: Polish

Wedding Custom:

Offering bread and wine to newlyweds just before they leave the reception is a traditional way of wishing good luck for them. [sic]

Submitter comment:

This little ceremony was observed at several Polish weddings that I attended.

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Where learned: Myself

Keyword(s): BLESSING ; CEREMONY ; CUSTOM ; ETHNIC ; FOOD ; LUCK ; MARRIAGE ; POLAND ; POLISH ; WEDDING ; Wine

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

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Religion

Catholic Baptism:

At the baptism of a child the priest sprinkles salt over the tongue of the child to represent the bitterness of life he will face.

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Keyword(s): BABY ; BAPTISM ; BAPTISM ; Bitterness ; Catholic ; CEREMONY ; CHURCH ; Original Sin ; RELIGION ; RELIGIOUS ; Rite ; RITUAL ; Salt ; SIN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Baptism Naming rite

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Wedding Custom

Wedding Custom:

At Jewish weddings there is a practice of the bride and groom smashing their champagne glass againsst the floor during the ceremony to symbolize that marriage sometimes involves disorder and discontent.

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Keyword(s): CEREMONY ; Cultural ; Culture ; DISCONTENT ; Disorder ; GLASS ; Jewish ; MARRIAGE ; Practice ; RELIGION ; Smash ; SYMBOL ; Symbolic ; Symbolize ; tradition ; WEDDING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

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Wedding Custom

It is a custom for the bride and groom to entwine arms and share a cup of wine at the wedding reception.

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Keyword(s): Arm ; Arms ; Bride ; CEREMONY ; Cup ; CUSTOM ; DRINK ; Entwine ; GLASS ; Groom ; Reception ; WEDDING ; Wine

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

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Wedding Custom

Before the bride and groom leave for their honeymoon the bride throws her bridal bouquet over her shoulder or with her eyes closed to all single females present. The girl who catches the bouquet will be the next person to marry.

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Keyword(s): Bouquet ; CEREMONY ; CUSTOM ; Females ; FLOWERS ; Ladies ; MARRIAGE ; Single ; WEDDING ; WOMEN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

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