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WEDDING CUSTOM

THERE IS A CUSTOM IN ITALY, WHEN THE BRIDE IS LEAVING HER
HOME TO GO TO THE CHURCH, ALL THE PEOPLE WHO WERE INVITED TO THE
WEDDING STAND OUTSIDE AND THROW COINS AT HER. THIS IS GOOD LUCK,
AND SHE WILL NOT BE POOR.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT STATED THAT THIS WAS DONE TO HER IN CALABRIA,ITALY ON
HER WEDDING DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; OAK PARK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Procession to church

Date learned: 01-21-1972

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