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MARRIAGE CUSTOM

AFTER A YOUNG COUPLE RETURNS HOME FROM THEIR HONEYMOON, THE PEOPLE
WOULD ALWAYS HAVE A "BANJO". THAT MEANS THEY WAIT UNTIL THEY ARE
SETTLED IN BED AND THEN EVERYONE MEETS AT THEIR HOUSE AND BLOWS
HORNS AND YELLS UNTIL THE BRIDE AND GROOM COME OUT AND INVITE
EVERYONE IN.

Submitter comment: ITEM WAS LEARNED IN NOVA SCOTIA ALTHOUGH COLLECTED IN DETROIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; BOTSFORD GRADE SCHOOL ; CLARENCEVILLE DISTRICT

James Callow Keyword(s): CHARIVARI ; SHIVAREE

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Serenade Charivari
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Disturbing bride and groom Charivari Shivaree Belling
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Typical Elements of a Festive Pattern

Date learned: 11-00-1982

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