Serbian Wedding TraditionSRPSKI SVADBENI OBIČAJI

Description

One of the common and well known traditions in Serbia,  are related to the  life cycles, such as weddings, births, military service …

I found out that one of the tradition regarding weddings is  very interesting to me, such as bouquet-tossing ceremony. Once the  wedding ceremony is over, all girls gather around for the tossing ceremony. There is a belief that  the girl who catches  is  the next one to marry.

Another custom is shooting the apple in the bride’s yard. The father of the bride places an apple on the highest branch of the tree and the groom cannot marry the girl until he shoots the apple down with his gun.

Another very interesting tradition is when the wedding guests gather  in front of the groom’s house after the wedding ceremony. Then, the bride throws the sieve with grains on the roof. It is believed that it brings happiness and health to the family.

Intention

The most beautiful tradition which reminds me of a fairytale is when the newlyweds ride in the chariot.

Wedding tradition is a dreamlike and very beautiful. I feel sorry that tradition is not that psesent anymore, and therefore all  weddings look alike, and the magic is almost gone.

Opis

Najzastupljeniji i najpoznatiji običaji kod Srba su običaji životnog ciklusa, koji su vezi sa venčanjem, rođenjem, odlaskom u vojsku…

Meni su veoma zanimljivi običaji vezani za svadbu, na primer bacanje bidermajera. Kada se završi ceremonija venčanja, mlada baca bidermajer. Devojka koja uhvati buket, po narodnom verovanju je sledeća za udaju.

Još jedan od lepih običaja je gađanje jabuke u mladinom dvorištu. Mladin otac postavlja jabuku na najviše drvo, a mladoženja ne može odvesti mladu sve dok puškom ne pogodi jabuku.

Vrlo zanimljiv običaj je kada svatovi dođu ispred mladoženjine kuće posle venčanja. Tada mlada baca sito sa žitom na krov kuće. Veruje se da će to doneti sreću i blagostanje u porodici.

Namera

Najlepši običaj koji me podseća na bajku je vožnja mladenaca kočijama.

Svadbeni običaji su bajkoviti i veoma lepi. Žao mi je što su sve manje prisutni i što svadbe počinju da liče jedna na drugu, pa čarolija nestaje. Želela bih da svadba uvek bude jedna divna bajka.

Sponsors

This project has received funding from the Staatsministerium Baden-Württemberg and the City of Ulm. This website was funded by BMFSJ.

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