Friday, November 4, 2011

Ukrainian Wreath

Traditionally worn by girls who are eligible for marriage,
the Ukrainian Wreath dates back to pre-Christian times.
The wreath was placed with a candle into a river to predict
the young girls future. Depending on the direction the floating
wreath took, the girl would know whether she would remain
unwed, marry or die . Today the wreaths are worn on holidays
and during dances. They symbolize young womanhood.

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