Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Golden Anniversary Strathspey

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GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY STRATHSPEY (S4x32) 4C set Bill Forbes Craigievar Book 4

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across 1s/4s end in original places, 2s and 3s cross out through ends, cast and change places LH on sides. 1324
9-16 All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides
17-24 3s and 2s dance ½ Figs of 8 round end couples, all turn partners 2H opening into...
25-32 1s+3s also 2s+4s circle 4H round to left and dance ½ Diamond Poussette. 3142

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

Dance Information

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

The wedding anniversary associated with the material 'Gold' is the 50th.

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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Text from this original Wedding Anniversary article on Wikipedia.

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