It is known that for some dates that come in the life of any couple, there is no name. Wedding anniversaries are usually not celebrated on the 41st, 16th, 66th, 32nd, 67th, 33rd, 28th years from the date of the marriage. What caused this is not known for certain. It's just that ancient sources lack names and traditions associated with any events on these dates.
First wedding anniversary, how is it? Some believe that green ("zero", up to a year of marriage), others - chintz (1 year). This name is attributed to the zero anniversary for the freshness of the relationship that has just arisen. Calico is called the celebration in one year due to the fact that this material is the most fragile, and at the beginning of married life, relationships are tested precisely for strength.
Each period of life together has a special name. Wedding anniversaries that occur in subsequent years of marriage are called paper (2 years), leather (three years). For the fourtha linen wedding is celebrated, and on the fifth - a wooden wedding. Since in Russia the average marriage period is 4.5 years, it is possible that information about these traditions may be of interest to the reader. It is believed that identification with paper in the second year emphasizes the fragility of the existing relationship. Moreover, before the invention of contraception, it was during this period that children usually appeared in the family, which added to the hassle.
If the newlyweds have reached the third year of life, then for the holiday they receive some kind of leather products as a symbol of the flexibility and a certain strength of the family. But by the fourth year of coexistence, it is already better to make some serious joint acquisitions so as not to deceive the expectations of a linen wedding (linen in Russia is a symbol of comfort and prosperity).
What can this or that name tell us? Anniversaries of weddings, which are celebrated by the spouses for the fifth year ("wooden"), testify to the solidity of the cell of society - as strong as a wooden house, which, however, can still collapse from quarrels (fires). If people live together before this date, then it is good for them to plant a tree that will remind them of the first years of their family in the future.
Further events have a somewhat "metallic" hue: they celebrate a cast-iron, copper and tin wedding. Cast iron is a metal that does not rust well, but can still crack under a strong blow. But copper is a durable material, covered with a noble coating over the years.
What hidden meaning can carry title? Wedding anniversaries with names once invented by the people find justification in some modern psychological studies. For example, it is believed that after eight years of marriage, people can either leave or find new shades in their life together. Maybe that's why a tin wedding is celebrated in this period, because. the new tin coating is actively shining.
In the future, happy (and not so happy) spouses celebrate agate, glass, porcelain, turquoise and other wedding anniversaries. Names, congratulations are set for each celebration specifically. People who have been married for eight decades are worthy of respect. For example, Americans Ann and John Bitar, who celebrated their oak wedding, received special prizes from an organization that keeps records of strong families. In eighty years, they had five children and more than thirty grandchildren and great-grandchildren.