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Polish traditions connected with wedding

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  2. 2. Marriage ceremony - is a social union or legal contract betweenpeople called spouses that establishes rights and obligationsbetween the spouses, between the spouses and their children,and between the spouses and their in-laws
  3. 3. Traditions and wedding superstitions, so that they lived happily ever after .Different customs andsuperstitions are stimulatingfolk imagination fromhundreds of years. It isdifficult to point the borderbetween the tradition and thesuperstition particularlybecause the second onesurely has its roots in ourlives. So, if it isnt possibleto fight with them, do wehave to meet them?
  4. 4. WEATHERWhats interesting it is possible that the weather can have the influenceon our wedding. If you want to have a perfect weather during thewedding the bride should put her wedding shoes onto the window sill.ROADNext thing – the way to church. When you forget to take something fromthe house do not go back for it. It is better to ask your bridesmaid to fetchit for you. Otherwise, you might have bad luck.GLASSWhen the young couple breaks their glasses, the bride should sweep theglass remains. Cleaner the floor, happier the couple will be in the future.
  5. 5. THRESHOLDIf the bride trips over the doorstep of the house, it will mean bad luckfor the young couple. That’s why the groom should carry his wifeover the treshold.KISSIf the groom will kiss his wife at the church with passionate kiss itmeans his love is true.THE RICE AND THE MONEYThrowing the rice over the young couple’ heads after a weddingceremony guarantee their fertility and the affluence. Also, when thecoins are tossed the young couple should picked them up to the lastcoin remaining.
  6. 6. RULINGThere are three superstitions that statewho will call the shots during themarriage. First one is connected withthe wedding ceremony in the churchwhen the couple stands in front of thealtar – the person who will first turn theother way around with the partner willhave the majority of the power in life.Next custom is connected withgreeting the young couple with fourglasses – two filled with water, theother two filled with vodka. If the groomtakes the one filled with vodka, he willrule. The third superstition refers to thehands covered with the stole duringthe mass. The hand being on top is thesign that this person will decide more.
  7. 7. TAKING OFF THE VEILThe ceremony connected with taking off theveil and throwing it into the gathered crowdof unmarried women comes from thetraditions of Slavic tribes which permanentlybecame part of an image of Polish wedding.It is custom symbolizing the change of abride from the maidenhood into marriedwoman. This party starts precisely atmidnight. This ritual is the first performed bythe bride. The similar situation is with thegroom. Now, he throws his bowtie and allthe gathered bachelors must catch. Then,numerous games and competitions are heldwith the participation of the happy coupleand wedding guests. Those events are ledby the master of the ceremony, or thefrontman of the music band.
  8. 8. In the ballroom…According to the tradition, the newly-weds are welcomed with the MendelssohnsMarch during which the groom carries his married wife over the threshold.Parents welcome them according to the Old Polish custom - they offer the breadand the salt. Next, all guests propose a toast, and then the young couple receivesthe champagne in glasses tied with a ribbon. When the champagne is drunk thecustoms says that the young couple should throw the glasses so they break. Takingseats behind the table is the next step – the ritual demands that a mother of a bridecommences this ceremony.Nowadays, this ritual is not popular. It was replaced with placing the small cardswith the names of the guests on them. Such a solution was implemented in order toavoid creating small groups of wedding guests who will spend time together. Thebride and groom take the honourable place in the centre of the ballroom togetherwith bridesmaid and best man, the close.
  9. 9. The marriage ceremony is most often held in a park.Throwing a veil ceremony is a a card gameWhen the glasses of the young couple breaks into a lot of pieces this means that the newlyweds will be very lucky in the future.When the groom, carrying the bride over the treshold, trips over this meansmisfortune.Customs and superstitions about the marriage ceremony last for about one hundredyears.When you have to go back home just before the wedding ceremony commencesbecause you forgot to take something it brings good luck and happiness for bothsides.
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