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Wedding Customs By Country
Contents1 African customs1.1 Ethiopia 1.2 Kikuyu 1.3 Nigeria 1.4 Pygmy wedding traditions 1.5 Somali wedding traditions2 Middle Eastern customs2.1 Arabic customs 2.2 Iranian customs 2.3 Israeli customs3 European customs3.1 English customs 3.2 Scottish customs 3.3 Celtic Handfasting 3.4 Finnish customs 3.5 French customs 3.6 German customs 3.7 Greek customs 3.8 Italian customs 3.9 Polish customs 3.10 Romanian customs 3.11 Russian customs 3.12 Swedish customs 3.13 Albanian customs4 South Asian customs4.1 Bengali wedding
Bengali wedding
customs 4.2
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Bagpipes
Bagpipes
Bagpipes
are a woodwind instrument using enclosed reeds fed from a constant reservoir of air in the form of a bag. Though the Scottish Great Highland bagpipes
Highland bagpipes
are the best known in the Anglophone world, bagpipes have been played for a millennium or more throughout large parts of Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia, including Turkey, the Caucasus, and around the Persian Gulf
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Garter (stockings)
Garters are articles of clothing: narrow bands of fabric fastened about the leg, used to keep up stockings, and sometimes socks. In the eighteenth to twentieth centuries, they were tied just below the knee, where the leg is most slender, to keep the stocking from slipping. The advent of elastic has made them less necessary from this functional standpoint, although they are still often worn for fashion
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Protestantism
Protestantism
Protestantism
is the second largest form of Christianity
Christianity
with collectively more than 900 million adherents worldwide or nearly 40% of all Christians.[1][2][3][a] It originated with the Reformation,[b] a movement against what its followers con
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Catholic Church
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.29 billion members worldwide.[4] As one of the oldest religious institutions in the world, it has played a prominent role in the history and development of Western civilisation.[5] Headed by the Bishop of Rome, known as the Pope, the church's doctrines are summarised in the Nicene Creed
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Music Of Scotland
Scotland
Scotland
is internationally known for its traditional music, which remained vibrant throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, when many traditional forms worldwide lost popularity to pop music. In spite of emigration and a well-developed connection to music imported from the rest of Europe and the United States, the music of Scotland has kept many of its traditional aspects; indeed, it has itself influenced many forms of music. Many outsiders associate Scottish folk music
Scottish folk music
almost entirely with the Great Highland Bagpipe, which has long played an important part in Scottish music. Although this particular form of bagpipe developed exclusively in Scotland, it is not the only Scottish bagpipe. The earliest mention of bagpipes in Scotland
Scotland
dates to the 15th century although they are believed to have been introduced to Britain by the Roman armies
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Scottish Country Dance
Scottish Country dance (SCD) is the distinctively Scottish form of country dance, itself a form of social dance involving groups of couples of dancers tracing progressive patterns. A dance consists of a sequence of figures. These dances are set to musical forms (Jigs, Reels and Strathspey Reels) which come from the Gaelic tradition of Highland Scotland, as do the Steps used in performing the dances. Traditionally a figure corresponds to an eight bar phrase of music. Country dancing
Country dancing
which is arguably a type of folk dancing, first appears in the historical record in 17th century England. Scottish Country Dancing as we know it today has its roots in an 18th century fusion of (English) country dance formations with Highland music and footwork
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Toast (honor)
A toast is a ritual in which a drink is taken as an expression of honor or goodwill. The term may be applied to the person or thing so honored, the drink taken, or the verbal expression accompanying the drink. Thus, a person could be "the toast of the evening," for whom someone "proposes a toast" to congratulate and for whom a third person "toasts" in agreement
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Céilidh
A cèilidh (Scottish Gaelic pronunciation: [ˈkʲʰeːli]) or céilí (Irish pronunciation: [ˈceːlʲiː]) is a traditional Scottish or Irish social gathering. In its most basic form, it simply means a social visit. In contemporary usage, it usually involves playing Gaelic folk music and dancing, either at a house party or a larger concert at a social hall or other community gathering place. Cèilidhean (plural of cèilidh) and Céilithe (plural of céilí) originated in the Gaelic areas of Scotland and Ireland
Ireland
and are consequently common in the Scottish and Irish diasporas
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Flower Bouquet
A flower bouquet is a collection of flowers in a creative arrangement. Flower
Flower
bouquets can be arranged for the decor of homes or public buildings, or may be handheld. Handheld bouquets are classified by several different popular shapes and styles, including nosegay, crescent, and cascading bouquets. Flower
Flower
bouquets are often given for special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries. They are also used extensively in weddings
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Something Old
"Something old" is the first line of a traditional rhyme which details what a bride should wear at her wedding for good luck:Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.The old item provided protection for the baby to come. The item borrowed from another happy bride provided good luck. The colour blue was a sign of fidelity. The sixpence — a silver British coin — was a symbol of prosperity or acted as a ward against evil done by frustrated suitors
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England
England
England
is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.[6][7][8] It shares land borders with Scotland
Scotland
to the north and Wales
Wales
to the west. The Irish Sea
Irish Sea
lies northwest of England
England
and the Celtic Sea
Celtic Sea
lies to the southwest. England
England
is separated from continental Europe
Europe
by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel
English Channel
to the south
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Marriage In Scotland
Marriage in Scotland
Scotland
is recognised in the form of both civil and religious unions between individuals. Historically, the law of marriage has developed differently in Scotland
Scotland
to other jurisdictions in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
as a consequence of the differences in Scots law and role of the separate established Church of Scotland. These differences led to a tradition of couples from England
England
and Wales eloping to Scotland, most famously to marry at border towns such as Gretna Green. The legal minimum age to enter into a marriage in Scotland
Scotland
is sixteen years and does not require parental consent at any age
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Scotland
Scotland
Scotland
(/ˈskɒtlənd/; Scots: [ˈskɔtlənd]; Scottish Gaelic: Alba
Alba
[ˈal̪ˠapə] ( listen)) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.[16][17][18] It shares a border with England
England
to the south, and is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea
North Sea
to the east and the North Channel and Irish Sea
Irish Sea
to the south-west. In addition to the mainland, the country is made up of more than 790 islands,[19] including the Northern Isles
Northern Isles
and the Hebrides. The Kingdom of Scotland
Kingdom of Scotland
emerged as an independent sovereign state in the Early Middle Ages
Early Middle Ages
and continued to exist until 1707
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Blacksmith
A blacksmith is a metalsmith who creates objects from wrought iron or steel by forging the metal, using tools to hammer, bend, and cut (cf. whitesmith)
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Champagne (wine)
Champagne
Champagne
(/ʃæmˈpeɪn/, French: [ʃɑ̃paɲ]) is a type of sparkling wine and type of an alcoholic drink produced from grapes grown in the Champagne
Champagne
region of France
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