Unit 3 Preparing for the Wedding Day
Unit 3 准备婚礼
1.After the betrothal letter and betrothal gifts are accepted, the bridegroom's family will later formally send wedding gifts to the bride's family
2.Usually,gifts depend on local customs and family wealth.
3.In preparing to leave her home,the prospective bride was permitted to retreat from regular household chores. She lived in seclusion,in a separate part of the house, accompanied by her closest friends.
4.This pre-wedding ritual often took place in the cock loft, so that the bride's emergence on her wedding day was sometimes referred to as “ coming out of the cock loft”.
5.It was the groom's job to oversee the installation of the bridal bed on the day before the wedding.
6. After the bed was in place, as an omen of fertility, children were invited to pile onto it.
7‘ Red dates, oranges, lotus seeds, peanuts, pomegranates and other fruits were scattered on the bed and children had joyful task of scrambling for goodies.