With the aim to restore some elements of traditional wedding Museum staff researched a wide range of folklore, ethnographic sources, expedition collections and scientific research results, related to Belarusian wedding ceremony. Belarusian traditional wedding is a ritual and magic complex that is embodied in a gorgeous colourful action. The whole ceremony is contingently divided into 4 cycles: preparation (engagement, subornaya subota, karavay), wedding (in the church), wedding feast at the newlywed wife’s, wedding feast at the newlywed husband’s. According to the folk’s notions, for the recognition of the union an approval of the collectivity was essential, that was organized through corresponding ritual actions, songs, household words, that followed each of the mentioned steps of the wedding. Only after that a wedding couple could officially become a union of full value.
The ceremony “Yak zlilisya dzve rechanki…” is not a detailed reconstruction of a wedding tradition, it combines significant elements of the wedding ceremony taking into account modern wedding ceremonies. Thanks to the song traditions of Dvina region, a wide range of folk’s customs and unique color of Poozerye, your wedding will become unforgettable for long times.