Ukrainian Bridal Traditions

A red rushnyk-embroidered towel is one of the most significant customs in Ukrainian weddings. It symbolizes cleanliness and hope for the future. During the meeting, the bride and groom stage on it The person who first touches it is referred to as the family’s brain. Traditionally, before the couple walks on it, one of the mothers ( or godmothers ) spreads it on the floor.

A traditional Ukrainian wedding bash typically occurs two to three days before the meeting itself. The women had the opportunity to weave periwinkles, plant ceremony trees, and perform unhappy folk songs. Nowadays, these parties typically include visiting a nights club as well.

Before the formal religion marriage festival, the man had visit his upcoming in- laws to “ransom” his spouse. He was accompanied by his parents and other male friends who presented hats and rushnyk to the planned females. He finally bargained with the Bride’s household, asking questions and receiving donations in transfer. The vicar’s home may even try to supplement other women for the Bride until he paid a ransom.

Numerous visitors who toast to the honeymooners during the reception give breakfast to them. Every toast ends with the word”hirko,” which means “bitter,” indicating that the newlyweds should kiss because like is add sweetness to the bitter things in life. The pair furthermore consumes a chalice of liquor to represent their union and wish them good fortune in the future.

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