Albanian dating traditions

While the musicians were playing music, some single couples were cracking the wheat and others were dancing, interchanging frequently.

The cracked w On the wedding day the fatty lamb was cooked in large cauldrons outside in the yard on open air fires.

Το παλιό έθιμο όπως το ζευγάρι να χορεύει και οι καλεσμένοι να καρφιτσώνουν πάνω στα ρούχα τους χαρτονομίσματα, έχει προ πολλού αντικατασταθεί με φακελάκια που περιέχουν λεφτά, για να ξεκινήσει το ζευγάρι το καινούργιο νοικοκυριό τους.

Albanian dating traditions

Ressi, is the traditional wedding food in Cyprus, To make ressi in the old times, the whole procedure started a few days before the wedding.

The day before the wedding they would gather at the bride’s house and crack the wheat berries using hand mills. Large woven rugs were spread on the floor and the mills were placed on top.

Πρόσφατα έγραψα ένα άρθρο σχετικά με τα παλιά έθιμα του Κυπριακού γάμου, στο Κυπριακό περιοδικό Status, που όμως επειδή είναι στα Αγγλικά, θα αναφέρω από τα έθιμα αυτά, σ’ αυτή την ανάρτηση.

Fortunately, some young couples still continue to follow traditions and prefer an “old style wedding” which includes some of the old traditions, such as the making of the bridal bed on Thursday before the wedding or making loukoumia tou gamou, which is the wedding dessert offered after the church ceremony and having vkiolarides (musicians, usually a violin and lute) accompanying all the rituals.

I recently wrote an article about “Old Cypriot Wedding Traditions” which was published in Status Magazine.