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Folk wedding rite Spruce Buy-Out

Folk wedding rite Spruce Buy-Out

11.09.2019 | 15:28

One of old folk wedding rites Spruce Buy-Out has survived in the Polesye region in Gomel Oblast. Lelchitsy District had a distinct wedding symbol – a spruce which symbolized a bride to be soon cut, like a branch, from the family tree. A girl in a wedding dress together with a spruce came to a bridegroom's house, and the ceremony to buy out the bride began with the bride's and bridegroom's families squabbling for a laugh.

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