Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Silver Wedding (Muir)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SILVER WEDDING (R4x32) 4C set Sheila Muir

1- 8 All Ladies Adv&Ret while Men set and advance, Men dance RSh round partner and end facing them in middle while Ladies set turning (4 bars)
9-16 All Promenade
17-24 1s dance in between 2s, behind 3s, between 4s and turn RH at bottom
25-32 All circle 8H round and back

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

Dance Information

Also see the dance Silver Wedding (Ferguson/Noden) by J Ferguson and D Noden.

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      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 Wedding Anniversaries article on Wikipedia.
Image copyright Mark Somma licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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