The Ukrainian Bridal Customs

The Ukrainian marriage custom is extremely elaborate and has numerous levels. In the past, matchmaking, viewing, and relationship were all part of the lengthy process that preceded a couple's marriage. The child would go see the girl and her family to "evaluate" whether they were appropriate matches with his daddy, elders, and godfathers The girl's parents were invited to meet the boys ' parents if she was satisfied.

The girl was likewise getting ready for the wedding at this point. pidstarosta, her final gathering with her sex-identical associates, was typically held two to three days prior to the wedding. She made a tradition branch, weaved violet, and sang melancholy folk songs during this time as if to say goodbye to her youth. A hen celebration nowadays resembles a large gathering with lots of dancing and drinking.

The groom arrives at his future wife's parents ' home with a gift on the day of the church wedding ceremony. Her family users, associates, and relatives greet him and may ask him questions and sing a song of reward for the bride. The wedding value is finally paid to the groom's relatives in the form of candy or horilka.

The bride and groom walk on Rushnyk, a standard embroidered fabric that represents cleanliness and desire for their coming, during the meeting. In a connection, it is typical for whoever climbs it first to don the shorts. Newlyweds are welcomed with wine and bread (typically Ukrainian Traditional Greeting Bread with Salt ) and Korovai as part of the festivities.