Greek Bride Sulks Over Her Impending Marriage

Fifty years ago in some Greek regions, customs were quite different from contemporary weddings that we see in the United States. These Greek brides would act as a servant to the wedding guests and serve them breakfast. But what was more interesting was the play-acting that the bride performed in the days before her wedding. The bride was expected to sulk around her parent’s home and pretend she was distraught over her impending nuptials. Her friends would come to her and try to talk her out of her negative feelings toward the marriage and the bride would resist her friend’s efforts. Eventually the bridegroom would show up with his relatives and take her away by force. The wedding was then held in a family home and for a few days afterward the bride participated in ceremonies where she gave gifts to her friends and relatives.  Suellen Ocean is the author of many books on diverse topics. Her books are available here:

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Suellen Ocean

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

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