Polish wedding

Poles are convinced that Polish weddings are among the craziest events in the Old World. When the opportunity occurs and you will be invited to such party it is worth to  go and check it yourself.

Normally, there are a couple of events which precede the weeding day. These are engagement, hen or stag party. Usually the ceremony starts in a church, however it is not a rule nowadays. The culmination of the wedding are party games. The best way to get to know their varieties is to invite yourself to such an event.


Long way to say "Yes"


The way to church is not do easy as one may think. When a bridegroom goes for his future wife, he has to struggle through so called "gates." They are built by the family and the neighbours of the beloved one. Each time, when the groom encounters the resistance, he has to stop his car, get out and pay the "tribute" which consists of a bottle of vodka. There could be a lot of such barriers. Nevertheless, the worst thing is that the groom has to raise the glass with any of those people.
After the ceremony in the church, the newlyweds get plenty of gifts and wishes and after this, they direct to the wedding house.


Till dawn


The constant parts of the party are: the greeting of the guests with bread, toast, the first dance and of course the moment of throwing the veil of the bride. Later, there is time for games, only for adventurous. They are conducted by the dance leader to the accompaniment of the orchestra.  The most extreme are vodka drinking competitions. Dances last till the dawn, and the next day there is a kind of a repetition from the day before.


Party, wedding, folklore, tradition, vodka, dance

Tags: party, tradition, vodka, dance, folklore, wedding
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