In the nineteenth century the marriage age of boys was from 18 to 25 years old, respectively girls 16-23. Now everything has changed dramatically, the age of marriage slightly increased. But, as for customs – they have not changed very much. Let us consider them closer.
Throughout the territory of Ukraine in some families still exists an old tradition to give first married the older children and then younger. In case if some of the younger kids getting married earlier than the elder, it was considered a great insult for the older brother or sister. Also according to the laws of Ukraine traditions a wedding to start the week cannot, because of this, weddings are held on weekends.
Known custom in Eastern Ukraine is the custom according to which a bride on the most important day shall be something new, something old, blue and borrowed. All this in order not to lose the connection to her past life, but nevertheless with new forces to go to new. That’s just the lay of the land, something blue, remains a mystery. As you know each custom has a share of puzzles, so it’s not weird.
Just after the famous bride, in the province instituted to bless the young for a happy marriage. It should do the father of the young. Continue reading