Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Diamond Celebration (Cook)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

DIAMOND CELEBRATION (Cook) (S4x32) 4C set Isobel Cook Edinburgh Ladies Jubilee Book

1- 8 1s and 4s cast down/up 1 place (2s+3s step up/down). 1s+4s dance ½ Poussette
9-16 All set, 2L+4M and 1L+3M change places RH. All set, 2M+4L and 1M+3L change places RH
17-24 All set, all circle 8H ½ way round to Left. All set advancing ready for...
25-32 2s+4s and 3s+1s dance ½ Poussette. 2s+4s and 1s+3s dance RH across. 3142

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


Dance Information

Also see the dance The Diamond Celebration (Willitt) by E Willitt.
Also see the dance The Diamond Celebration (Tucker) by D Tucker.

It is traditional on anniversaries to give your partner (or couples) a gift that symbolises the particular anniversary. These gifts are made of different materials for each anniversary.

The anniversary associated with the material 'Diamond' is the 60th.

Here is a list of the materials associated with traditional anniversary gifts in the UK for the various years.

1st      Cotton
2nd      Paper
3rd      Leather
4th      Fruit and Flower
5th      Wooden
6th      Sugar
7th      Woollen
8th      Salt, Pottery
9th      Copper
10th    Tin, coal
11th     Scent
12th     Silk and Fine Linen
13th     Barometer
14th     Clock
15th     Crystal
16th     Holloware
18th     Coloured Gems
19th     Furniture
20th     China
25th     Silver
30th     Pearl
35th     Coral
40th     Ruby
45th     Sapphire
50th     Gold
55th     Emerald

60th     Diamond
65th     Blue Sapphire
70th     Platinum
75th     Diamond
80th     Oak



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