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Wedding anniversaries: traditions and gifts (part 1)

Knowing the names of anniversaries and traditions associated with them, which came to us from our ancestors, you can not puzzle about what to give on this day to a married couple, if you are invited to the holiday, and the spouses themselves to make the holiday something unusual for their family. But, of course, all traditions are only Advisory in nature.
Wedding anniversaries: traditions and gifts one of the family holidays is the wedding day. Each couple cherishes this day-the day of creation of their family. And almost all spouses celebrate this day every year, remembering their wedding, happy moments of their lives, as if looking back and once again “evaluating” all the experiences together. But there are still special dates of married life, which are considered anniversary and got their folk names. It is about these dates Mirsovetov wants to remind his reader.Knowing the names of anniversaries and traditions associated with them, which came to us from our ancestors, you can not puzzle about what to give on this day to a married couple, if you are invited to the holiday, and the spouses themselves to make the holiday something unusual for their family. But, of course, all traditions are only Advisory in nature and do not require strict observance. Maybe Your family has its own traditions that you follow and it’s great, then You have something of your own that you can also pass on from generation to generation, leaving a memory of yourself. Maybe it is the preparation of the same dish, which is associated with Your Union, and maybe out to a memorable place with the whole family. Or, for example, the spouse can give his narrowed for each wedding anniversary a new ring, earrings. It all depends on Your desire and imagination.
Anniversaries and their names
Wedding anniversaries: traditions and gifts every wedding anniversary from the first to the fifteenth got its own name. On the 1st year of marriage wedding chintz on 2nd- paper 3rd – leather, 4th – linen, on the 5th – wood 6th – iron, 7-th copper (wool), 8th – bronze, 9th – pottery, 10th – pink (tin), on 11th – steel. On the 12th year of the wedding decided to celebrate 12,5 years of marriage is Nickel wedding. And three anniversaries: on the 13th year-lace wedding, on the 14th-agate, on the 15th – crystal.
Further, wedding anniversaries are celebrated at intervals of five years, and the family is considered established. So, for 20 years celebrate porcelain wedding, 25 – silver, 30-pearl, 35-coral, 40-ruby, 45-sapphire, 50-gold, 55-emerald, 60-diamond-gold, 75-diamond.
And now, when we have briefly acquainted with all the anniversaries, Mirsovetov offers to consider them in more detail and understand what these names are associated with. And, of course, to learn how according to tradition it is accepted to celebrate and what gifts to give on these wedding days.
Calico wedding (1 year)
Everyone knows what calico is and how it looks: the fabric is bright, but thin and not durable. And married life after years of marriage still full of bright colors and impressions, love or intoxication each other more strongly, but in this period the relationship is not yet established and any trouble can cause them to rupture.
And such troubles at the very beginning of family life is much more than it seems, because you need to learn to live together, under the same roof, to adapt to each other, because before that everyone had different families and different habits. Some of them are pretty hard to change. And no matter how rosy were not dreams and hopes, no one can guarantee that the Union of two hearts will be eternal.
The ancient custom was built on the offering of spouses on this day to each other calico handkerchiefs with a tied knot, which symbolized the oath to keep love for life. After the exchange of handkerchiefs, husband and wife had to join hands and together say these words: “as the knots tied by us are strong, so our words are strong. As the wind-reveller in the field field will Wake up, so joy and happiness forever with us will arrive”. The performance of this rite is believed to guarantee a happy and long life for the couple.
If You are invited to print the wedding, then you can choose any print product for a gift (or any household items), it can be a towel, table cloth, napkin, bedding set, curtains (curtains, blinds, curtains), apron, etc. a Gift can make the original and order a towel with the inscription of the couple’s names or their pictures.
Another ritual gift was considered to be an offering to the mother-in-law daughter-in-law of a calico dress, which served as a wish for ease in relationships and family life, as the very material of this gift.
Paper wedding (2 years)
The second year of life for the spouses is more difficult than the first, it is during this period of time that the relationship on romanticism ends and General orders in family life are established, the boundaries of responsibility for each spouse are distributed. At this time, the wife no longer constantly monitor their actions, and begins to show the nature of each individual, and on the basis of this relationship is not only love, but also respect for the desires and actions of the spouse.
At this time, you need to be patient and be more attentive to each other, as the relationship is compared with the strength of the paper.
According to the tradition, which exists not only in Russia, invited guests to the house spouses should meet in paper clothes made with their own hands. Usually it’s a skirt and shirt, but it is possible to replace them with some other element: hat, collar, belt, or maybe Slippers. And the couple together (or one of them) dance for guests “money dance”, during which guests must attach to their clothes of different values of banknotes.
Traditionally, a paper wedding made to do ” tree of happiness.” Prepare a decorative tree or make your own twigs and trunk, and for guests prepare pieces of paper on which they will write down the wishes and attach to the tree – it will be Your personal family tree of happiness.
Origami products and money in envelopes are presented as gifts. The amounts should be tangible, so that the family could buy something meaningful, weighty. Very interesting will be a gift in the form of a paper portrait of the silhouettes of the spouses. Usually they are cut out of white paper and pasted on a dark background, it turns out a shadow paper portrait, very beautiful and unusual.
Leather wedding (3 years)
As seen in their previous explanations, the names of weddings are given from a comparison of the relationship between spouses with different matters. So, three years of marriage resemble a strong, but whimsical skin, which requires special care to preserve its gloss and shape. Because it can stretch, break, to vycherkivaete.
Traditions prescribe spouses to wear leather clothes or accessories on this day. A mandatory attribute of the holiday table is rye bread, from which the couple at the beginning of the meal should break off a piece and eat, only then begins the feast. But in a special way necessarily served first course “bread soup”. This meat broth with slices of rye bread (or crackers). Serve it in order to emphasize the closeness between the spouses and the guests who came (friends and family).
It was the three-year anniversary that became the basis for the omen: the dishes are beating, to be happy. Husband and wife had to break some dishes, and not just break, but so that it turned out as many pieces as possible. The more there were and the smaller the pieces, the greater the wealth and happiness they foreshadowed the family.
As gifts for a leather wedding between the spouses – of course, leather goods, such as gloves or belts. And invited guests give the right gifts with meaning (something symbolizing the warmth and wealth): from Slippers to bear skin. So feel free to choose everything that helps to create comfort in the house and decorate the interior. It can also be a family photo album with a leather cover. Or here bags-talismans in which it will be possible to put, for example, a lock of hair of the loved one for happiness and to take with itself if necessary to leave far from the house.

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