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Posted on 2019-04-29    Category Culture

Wedding customs

The wedding celebrates very fast. The virgin, mature for married life, sends a relative of his favorite girl to the girl she has courted until then. Within 3-4 days, our man receives an answer. On the evening of the answer, 5-6 male men with loaded firearms, along with the young man, start at the bride's home where the petition begins. The girl's father, even if she has several girls, indicates one and fortunately the one she desires. The chosen one, adorned with coral, with the pudding eyes at the forefront, grew up in the oven, enjoying it as required. The evening hero is taken to the fiancee. My mother brings a bowl of wheat in which she puts the pair of rings removed from her fingers.

Wedding customs

The wedding celebrates very fast. The virgin, mature for married life, sends a relative of his favorite girl to the girl she has courted until then. Within 3-4 days, our man receives an answer. On the evening of the answer, 5-6 male men with loaded firearms, along with the young man, start at the bride's home where the petition begins. The girl's father, even if she has several girls, indicates one and fortunately the one she desires. The chosen one, adorned with coral, with the pudding eyes at the forefront, grew up in the oven, enjoying it as required. The evening hero is taken to the fiancee. My mother brings a bowl of wheat in which she puts the pair of rings removed from her fingers.

The tranquility that has reigned so far is interrupted by a family of brides who take off a glass of horinca under the coat and tell the motif of the feast. Outside there are gunfire releases. Then begins the wedding spree that ends at midnight.

The day before the wedding is an opportunity for the bride's girlfriends to gather in her house to make the bride's crown. The clips of work pass by tears, singing sad and nostalgic doines accompanied by the violin. Then the girls put their crown row on their heads until they reach the bride's head. Then the girls dance around the bride.

At the same time, the groom's wife's relatives make the red flag wedding banner adorned with colorful ribbons and winter green (barbanoc). In the hour of "mourning" of the sewing of the flag, the bridegroom is (sung) screaming with dreamy and melancholy songs by the sons, his virgin companions.

The colacar, hot with the sword, must be a powerful and brave son. Catch the flag and play in the circle until midnight. At midnight he wrapped the flag and left with his companions. The next day the gathering of the donors was done.

Every invited guest brings something to himself, a bit horny. In the afternoon, the groom with the banner goes to the church and the bride sends musicians. The house from which the bride comes out becomes the valley of the plunder.

The virgin goes to her bridegroom who awaits her in front of the altar beneath the flag. After the wedding, the bride goes out on the threshold of the church and the young bride takes care not to stand in front of her husband, otherwise she will be sorry. The bride takes out the virgin crown and as she looks through her in the sun she wipes her face with her husband's flag or to have beautiful children.

Then comes the battle of taking the bride in which her bride and groom bloom the drudgery, a strong flame, and the old women in the family. The rooster sets the sword in the beam and hangs the flag in the hanger. During the battle, the bride disappears. The most jolt of older men find the bride and place her next to her husband. People are eating and dancing.

Wedding ceremony in Romania
Wedding ceremony in Romania