Friday, April 28, 2017

Knapp, Wisconsin

The Holy Estate of Matrimony ~ Two Rings:  Why do people throw rice at wedding? It's nothing more than a fertility ritual. "May your marriage be as fertile as these grains of rice!" The gain could be wheat or corn, but the message would be the same. The triumph of rice as the traditional grain is probably explained by the color of the milled kernels: White matches the wedding dress, and in both circumstances symbolizes purity (which the couple is are about to "throw away"!).  Forrest Hill Cemetery. [2012]

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