Thursday, March 5, 2009

[Armenian wedding traditions] Tarosiks

I'm continuing the wedding traditions topic in my blog since my best friend is getting prepared for her wedding ceremony and we're into it :)
I have already written about Armenian wedding traditions and mentioned tarosik here.

Tarosiks are wedding favors usually given to the guests by the wedding hosts. During the ceremony, the newlywed couple distributes them among the guests - one for a family or more commonly - to single people. ["taros to you" or "tarose qez" in Armenian means - wishing the same to you], so tarosiks at weddings means wishing bachelors to get married soon.

So tarosiks are small gifts, usually sugared almonds and candies wrapped in an elegant fabric with laces and ribbons. It can also be in a wrapped box and contain a statuette, crystal figure, scented candles and soaps and also cinnamon rolls.

By the way:
Modern gift trends include: CDs with the favorite music of the bride and groom, shot glasses filled with colored candy or silver picture frames with a photo of the couple. Gifts may also be personalized with the couple's names, initials or wedding date. - from Wikipedia
Here's some of the tarosiks we have collected at home in the recent years.

2 comments:

aquamarine said...

Thanks Arpik! :) I love your wedding articles!

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