Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Diamond Wedding

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

DIAMOND WEDDING (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Jack Young RSCDS N W Craven

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    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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Text from this original Diamond Jubilee article on Wikipedia.

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