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      Cotton11th     Scent30th     Pearl
2nd     Paper12th     Silk and Fine Linen35th     Coral
3rd      Leather13th     Barometer40th     Ruby
4th      Fruit and Flower14th     Clock45th     Sapphire
5th      Wooden15th     Crystal50th     Gold
6th      Sugar16th     Holloware55th     Emerald
7th      Woollen18th     Coloured Gems60th     Diamond
8th      Salt, Pottery19th     Furniture65th     Blue Sapphire
9th      Copper20th     China70th     Platinum
10th    Tin, coal25th     Silver75th     Diamond
80th     Oak

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