martedì 9 giugno 2009


The day of the wedding the bride will wear a pleated skirt (on manteu "), the jacket (on gipponi"), the handkerchief cross on the chest ( "sa perr'e evening), the apron (on ventalicciu") , And will be cloaked by a veil of fine wool (about pannicciu and choir "), a handkerchief with floral designs (on macaroi mannu") or a shawl with embroidery silk ( "sciallinu on the evening).
It is the evocation of marriage, to be celebrated as a time Santadi, a small country in south-west of Sardinia, organized by the pro-site which is celebrated every first Sunday in August, after a little curious; Marriage Mauritania. The name evokes ancient migrations, which mankind probably from North Africa landed in this part of Sardinia, the ritual is derived Sardinian and pastoral, punctuated by a series of traditions and customs that end with mothers who break the dish contained "Gratz knows."

Old Marriage Selargino
The Sardinian campidanese wedding ceremony, full of archaic symbols, gestures touching and mysterious beauty and culture that manifests itself in pomp and style of clothing, jewelry and accessory adorning the spouses and parades of men and women who make the wing two married.
For this holiday throughout the country mobilizes many people are wearing the costume Sardinian, the streets are decorated with flowers, we expose tapestries at the windows and offer sweets in the streets.
The night before the wedding takes place the Palio of the Bride who is the removal of household of women, including the nuptial bed, the future home of coppia.La first phase of the ceremony includes the habit of the spouses that take place in large and old peasant houses of Ramsbury, the so-called pollas campidanese.
When spouses have worn the wedding dress, traveling from their parents for blessing. At this time linked a series of ancient rituals, such as the blessing of the head with salt and grain and the breaking of a dish in the presence of the bridegroom. Marriage itself takes place in the parish church of Assunta, where the marriage is celebrated according to the Catholic rite. The spouses are accompanied at the ceremony by relatives and friends of the players invited launeddas earlier.
The spouses are dressed with the old wedding dress and Sardinian are chained with each other at the end of the ceremony. Finally, traveling the ancient church of San Giuliano, where they exchange the promise, and write a parchment in a message for future heirs, to be guarded and delivered to the children of the couple the 25th anniversary of marriage.

Mauritanian Marriage

It was called marriage Mauritanian with explicit reference to African nations that certainly in the past for various reasons, not least the confinement, landed at ports of South santadese close to the territory.
The Pro Loco of Santadi again the celebration of the rite of marriage Mauritanian, a pure and pastoral tradition of Sulcis, according to the most ancient traditions handed down for centuries. A pair of young people join in marriage with religious ritual wearing the costume of the local people, "is Maurreddus", as it usually identify the inhabitants of the Santadi and Basso Sulcis;
The costume worn by married couples is simple, austere, beautiful for its simple elegance: the bride wears a skirt pleated loose "on manteu," the jacket "on gipponi", the handkerchief cross on the chest "knows perr'e evening" the apron "on ventallicu" The fabric used is silk or silk brocade. The head of the bride is covered by a rectangle of wool fine trip clear blue tone on tone "on panniciu 'and chorus, or a large handkerchief floral designs" on mucaroi mannu ", or a finely embroidered shawl with wire silk "on sciallinu 'and evening."
The bride wears shoes stained with the dress, usually of the same fabric, and jewelry received as a gift from the bridegroom. The costume of the bridegroom is predominantly Orbachi (lamb wool, white cotton shirt, "sa camisa" trousers "is cracionis" waistcoat "to cossu" (silk); red handkerchief (silk) "on turbans; headgear "knows berritta" leggings "is craccias" the waistcoat is closed by silver coins, buttons from the shirt of gold or silver. The spouses wear their costumes in their homes early in the morning and then reach over "is traccas "(carts hauled by oxen), together with relatives and friends in the parade, the great square of the country where the marriage will be celebrated.
A ceremony was the mother of the bride and the father of the bridegroom offer newly married couples a glass of water to drink and spread over them and invited "knows Gratz, rose petals, grains of wheat, grain of salt, coins: a wish for happiness, prosperity, prosperity for the new family; mothers then break the dish that contained "Gratz knows." You are returned to the house where the bride will be the wedding banquet

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