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Russian Marriage Practices

Every society has a wealth of wedding traditions and Russia is no exception. While many current Russian couples opt for a more «westernized» ceremony that simply requires them to sign their names in a register office ( or as we call it Zags), there are still those who want to go the whole hog and have the classic Catholic celebration with all of its associated excitement.

As an example, a conventional Russian few may greet their families with bread and salt as they enter the home. This is a method of wishing the new pair a long life together. After this, the newlyweds will have a special supper of korovai, a circular marriage bread filled with different icons such as seagulls, blooms, sun and stars, all wishing the couple wellbeing, prosperity and happiness.

During the welcome, visitors are encouraged to decline a bit of funds on the floor around the honeymooners, known as «dvoryanka». This traditional custom embodies a couple’s hope for great success in life.

Another custom kissrussianbeauty that is frequently observed is that the bride throws her flower at the customers instead. Someone caught it is thought to be the second couple to marry, so they must be very cautious not to trample too tough. A piece of the plate must be placed underneath their pillow for those who do n’t catch it.

The «ransom» is another well-known part of a Russian marriage. In essence, the couple’s associates abduct the wife and keep her until he finishes a string of commitments that will eventually humiliate him. To completely the girl, the man may make either authentic or symbolic payments.

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