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Rites of Passage in Romanian Weddings Diane C. Freedman
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Romania A Country in Eastern Europe
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The Region Tara Oasului Northwestern Transylvania
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Rites of Passage First discussed byVan Gennep 1909 effect an individual’s change in status occur in all societies occur in life crisis situations
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Rites of Passage mark the change from one stage of life to another
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Rites of Passage
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Romanian Weddings Stages of the Brides Ritual Preparation Separation Transition Incorporation
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Preparation: Bride is prepared by a specialist
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Her hair is woven and braided
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Each strand of beads is sewn to her hair
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The backpiece of her headdress
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Separation Phase Bride spends morning with girlfriends they circle her and dance songs bemoan her fate she asks forgiveness of parents
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Bride with women and girls on wedding morning
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Some boys of her age join in the dance
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The groom’s party enters her
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Unformatted text preview: house Transition phase Grooms party captures the bride they take her to the church groom is waiting for her church service followed by pre-Christian ritual plays Romanian Orthodox church service Godparents The Godmother pins a woven scarf to the costume of the bride. This is a symbol of wealth and married life as well as a practical gift. Looking at the sun through the bread- a fertility ritual Procession to the reception Best man carries the grooms flag Arriving at the brides house Rituals to insure fertility Bride blesses young boy holding bread Off to town for pictures Incorporation Phase Becoming a married woman The bride becomes part of her husbands family At the grooms house, she greets her family as guests The new family 13 years after the wedding...
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course SOCIAL SCI 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Community College of Philadelphia.

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