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By committing a series or a treaty of the bride and groom were beaten on the hands, ie, fed each other's hands, so that there was engagement, instruction, rukobitie. And by the bride's brother, sits down, or some other relative. Friend asks: "Why sit here? – I save my sister. – It is no longer yours and ours – objection friend. – And if she is now yours, then I'll pay for it of feeding. I dressed her, fed and watered. " The custom of giving dowry, that is, the bride, there was a long time. Incidentally, the Grand Duke Vladimir, marrying the Greek princess Anna, "will give a dowry Greek queen of Korsun sharing.

" This wine was subsequently reverse the meaning – of dowry, have issued from the bride. The complication was considered to premarital rituals and divination matchmaking. We point to several types of divination, which is closely related to wedding rites. Her mother's daughter ties the eyes, leads her to and fro about the room and then lets go wherever she wants. If the case will lead girl in a big corner or the door is a sign of a close marriage, and if the stove, then her stay at home under the protection of their homes. Great angle because portends a wedding, there are icons and pull out the image from there, we bless the bride and groom. Door the same way as the gates represent an early departure from his native home. Therefore, if the shoe was thrown over his left shoulder virgin, will form the toe toward the door, then she will soon be betrothed.

Matchmaker, as proposed by the bride's parents, tries to sit on the bench so that the plank from under her feet went straight to the door, seeing it as the success of his matchmaking. When it was hit on his hands, blessed the bride, all present, after a pause, which imparts a special solemn rites, prayed, and a wedding wants to move the train, the bride that wants to quickly and married her sister, to pull the tablecloth, which covered the table, pull on the road, spread out like a white tablecloth, and their relatives. Okruchivaya the bride's maiden spit it shared an arrow (a symbol of love), and the crest, which spit comb dipped in honey and wine (symbol of rain). As a metaphor for lightning, which bores into the clouds Perun, sheds rain and cloudy skies declines covers, the arrow that on the day of marriage, when I wake up young, with lifts her veil, the wedding ceremony served as a sign of fertility and at the same time was an instrument that sanctifies the marriage. The symbolic significance of and had a veil, which okruchivaet head bride or her bridal veil, it denotes the cloud cover, under which was a beautiful goddess of spring, fall to the whole nature of the rich gifts of fertility. Head covering has become sign of marriage, and wives were strictly forbidden to show even one hair out of her shawl – to be bareheaded. This tradition – covering the head scarf – was so important and because the girl became sometimes unquestioningly woman who, feeling her addiction, she sketched a head veil. Wedding ceremonies do not stop even after the wedding, is still the so-called Scouting wife, the usual congratulations to the young and relatives and so on and so forth.