Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Silver Wedding (Ferguson/Noden)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SILVER WEDDING (J5x32) 5C Set J Ferguson and D Noden SCD Archives

1- 8 1s and 5s advance diag to end 1s between 2s/4s, 1s+3s+5s set and circle 6H round to right
9-16 2s+3s+4s dance reels of 3 on sides (2L+3L and 3M+4M pass LSh to start) while 1s set to 5s and dance RH across and out to original places
17-24 All set, 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across ½ way while 5s cross RH, all set, 2s cross LH while 1s+4s and 3s+5s dance ½ LH across 24153
25-32 1s dance Figs of 8 round 5s and 4s on own sides (in between 5s to start)

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


Dance Information

Also see the dance Silver Wedding (Muir) by Sheila Muir.

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 'silver' is the 25th.

Silver Image
Amore Ring Sterling Silver

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 Anniversaries article on Wikipedia.
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