The Silver Wedding (Ferguson/Noden)
Scottish Country Dance InstructionTHE SILVER WEDDING (J5x32) 5C Set Jean Ferguson and Dick Noden SCD Archives
1- 8 1s and 5s advance diagonally to end 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 InformationAlso 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.
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||11th Scent||30th Pearl|
|2nd Paper||12th Silk and Fine Linen||35th Coral|
|3rd Leather||13th Barometer||40th Ruby|
|4th Fruit and Flower||14th Clock||45th Sapphire|
|5th Wooden||15th Crystal||50th Gold|
|6th Sugar||16th Holloware||55th Emerald|
|7th Woollen||18th Coloured Gems||60th Diamond|
|8th Salt, Pottery||19th Furniture||65th Blue Sapphire|
|9th Copper||20th China||70th Platinum|
|10th Tin, coal||25th Silver||75th Diamond|
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Text from this original Wedding Anniversaries article on Wikipedia.
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