The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
Ukrainians have a custom of greeting honored guests with bread and salt. The host or hostess, carrying a plate with a loaf of bread and a mound of salt on top of it, meets the guest at the door with proper salutations, in expression of greetings & hospitality. Newlyweds are installed in their new home with a ritual of bread and salt.
Today this custom is used only by organizations when greeting individuals of great distinction.
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|Subject headings:||CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank|