Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Diamond Wedding

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

DIAMOND WEDDING (R8x32) 3C (4C set) J Young

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place and dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s
9-16 1s cross RH, cast to right, dance up/down (pass LSh) and cast left to 2nd place own sides while 2s and 3s set, cross RH, set and cross back
17-24 1s dance ½ reels of 3 on own sides (RSh to person on right) and ½ reels of 3 across (LSh to 1st corner)
25-32 1s dance RH across (Man with 3s (top place) and Lady with 2s) and all chase clockwise to own sides

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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 '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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Text from this original Diamond Jubilee article on Wikipedia.

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