Thursday, July 08, 2010

Weddings Around the World: Eastern European Jewish

From reader GeneK. In this post he examines Jewish weddings in Eastern Europe. In this post she writes about weddings in Hong Kong. If you are interested in writing a guest post about weddings in your country, culture, or subculture just contact us via e-mail at catholicgauze [at] gmail [dot] com or just comment below.

I do not know much about Polish Roman-Catholic weddings, however Jewish ( secular, not religious portion of the ceremony (the part of the wedding outside the temple)) weddings of Polish neighbors to the East ( Former Soviet Union ( Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania , Moldova and est.)) done slightly differently. Partying ‘til the dawn and tons of food and drinks as well as non-stop music and dancing (literally non-stop dancing, it is not a figure of speech) similar to the polish celebration. However speeches is really important part of the wedding, and ‘til every guest will not contribute to this portion of the ceremony the wedding will not be over. This tradition actually moved to the new countries and heavily practiced among Russian Jews in America, Canada, Israel, Australia or Germany.

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