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What 10 amusing traditions of Ukrainian wedding a groom should know
The Ukrainian bridal ceremony is very colorful festivals. There is a huge number of various rites about which Ukrainian and Russian brides may not warn you. Some of the customs may seem to foreign man a little bit strange and amusing. But if you sincerely intend to decide to bond your destiny with a Ukrainian girl, then you should know about them in advance, so as not to make a floater in the important moment.
1. Decoration of a car
Very few people refuse this tradition. The wedding cortege is decorated differently, but mostly by ribbons and flowers. On the hood of the main car symbolic wedding rings, dolls in the form of a bride and groom, or something else at the discretion of celebration culprits are placed. The groom can go for his Ukrainian girl on the decorated cortege. All people welcome the procession and give way.
2.Ransom for a bride
The girl with a white vial is the main character of the feast, so getting her on this day is not so easy. The groom must convince defenders of the fiancée that he is ready to give everything for her. Persons who lead the process of ransom create various obstacles and contests for the fiance. Of course, everything passes in a jocular manner, but the bridesman should take care of having some sweet gifts, a bottle of champagne and cash.
3. Secrets of family prosperity
Ukrainian and Russian brides put a coin under the right heel (later it keeps like a family relic). Another spectacular tradition is throwing of coins under feet of the couple when they are leaving the registry service or the kirk. Grains and millet are strewed that the new family has many children, sweets are for a sweet life, flower petals are for romance in Ukrainian marriage.
4. Newlyweds share a Korovai
Korovai is a festive bread of round shape. At the entrance to a place of celebration, newly-married are greeted with the Korovai. It must necessarily lie on the embroidered cloth. Newlyweds are treated first. They should without any help of hands bite the Korovai. One of them who gets a bigger piece will wear the pants in the family.
5. Steal the bride's shoes
Newlyweds ask all invitees to the table. From that moment, the bride must take care of her shoes. If somebody steals the shoe, he or she will demand a ransom. A groomsman is responsible for the shoe if the "theft" occurred. He had to not only buy a shoe but also drink vodka from it.
6. Horko! (it translates as «bitterly»)
In Ukraine, guests are very fond of saying toasts and congratulations to the lovely pair. After that guests all yelling out Horko!", which means that they wish to see a hot kiss of newly-married. It is believed that a kiss can sweeten something bitter. And the longer the kiss goes on, the sweeter life the couple will get.
7. Your first child’s gender
With the help of a very funny tradition and without medicine testing, you can find out the sex of your first child. To do this, a bridesmaid and best man should take care in advance to buy
8. Bride on the groom’s hands
The ritual when the groom brings the bride on his hands into the home has very ancient roots. Taking the bride on hands, he demonstrates that he can take care of his beloved and gives an unspoken promise to care for and cherish his wife throughout all life.
You may also be surprised by the custom of tying things on the table of Newlyweds. This can be two bottles of champagne, spoons, forks or for example glasses binding by tape. This rite is made to fixate the girl and the man with invisible ties. Things are keeping in the couple’s house representing the continuity and sturdiness of marriage.
10. The next day after the feast
In the morning of the wedding’s second day waking up with a hangover, guests can find that the passage to the hall is blocked by strangely dressed people who demand money for the passing. A guest who must pay and get a glass of vodka to drink it.
Anyway, if you are going to enter into Ukrainian marriage, you can talk about the espousal process with the Ukrainian women and choose what customs have a value to you both. Create in your family your traditions, store spiritual values, and believe only good signs.
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