Presentation on theme: "Marriage traditions 1st: Regueifas Regueifas were danced around a huge corn bread roll, which the bride carried on her head while she was dancing. The."— Presentation transcript:
Regueifas were danced around a huge corn bread roll, which the bride carried on her head while she was dancing. The purpose of this dance was to share out the bread with all the guests so that nobody was unlucky in the future.
O Canto do Rosco was another variety of Regueifa. In this case, the ones to give out the bread were the groom and the best man. They set off towards their neighbours houses on the weddings eve or after the wedding, at night.
The neighbours who werent invited to the wedding Os Beringes recited some popular folk songs around the house where the wedding was taking place and they were gifted with some cigars, some wine, cakes and some ring-shaped pastries (called sangaño).
In some places, the future bride was the one to leave the parental house first.
She had to head to her mother-in laws house by carrying a chest with all the trousseau full of gifts and clothes. Her friends accompanied her all the way long by shooting their rifles until she got to her new house.
There she was welcomed by her mother-in–law, who gave her a lit candle. Then, the future bride had to kneel to take it, by paying special attention not to put it out because the lit candle symbolized the sacred fire that enlightened her new life.