Sunday, January 9, 2011

Wedding Anniversaries and What They Mean

Wedding anniversary happens when couples celebrate the date of their wedding. And, different countries have their own way of giving gifts to spouses celebrating their wedding anniversaries. My in - laws will have to wed again on their 5oth or golden year this May.

Countries like Canada, Australia, Europe, USA and alike where their leaders give congratulatory messages to the couples when they reach their 5oth or so anniversaries.

This giving of gifts to mark the big dates may have originated from Medieval Germany where the wife received silver wreath on their 25th anniversary.

Some countries have different symbols to mark the date but most countries have stuck to the following symbols:

5th Wooden

10th Tin

15th Crystal

20th China

25th Silver

30th Pearl

40th Ruby

50th Golden

60th Diamond

To read the complete list for wedding anniversary traditions, click here.



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