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AFTER THE BRIDE LEAVES THE CHURCH AND ENTERS THE
RECEPTION HALL, SHE IS GIVEN BREAD, WATER AND SALT.
SHE TAKES A BIT OF THE BREAD AND DRINKS SOME WATER.
SHE CARRIES THE SALT INTO THE HALL WITH HER.
THIS IS FOR GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID THIS WAS AN OLD POLISH CUSTOM. IT
WAS DONE TO BRING THE BRIDE GOOD LUCK IN LIFE.
THE BREAD AND WATER STAND FOR FOOD, AND THE SALT
FOR WEALTH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Good luck Food and drink
BELIEF -- Good luck Activities

Date learned: 02-20-1972

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