Why Do Greeks Smash Plates?

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Greeks smacks plates at funerals so as to show their deep emotional grieving. It also a way of expressing their loss for the loved one. They also smash plates at traditional weddings to symbolise or to signify the new beginning.
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According to some, breaking plates was some sort of a custom, in weddings by the brides' mother (for good luck, and for making the couple avoid any obstacles in the future) and funerals
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There is an exact analog to this tradition among European (and perhaps Sephardi) Jews: the breaking of a glass by the groom. I have heard of a tradition wherein the groom removes
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The movement of the tectonic plates is mainly due to the currents in the ocean, called ocean drag force. Also, the earth moves naturally all the time. You can find more information
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Your question made me curious, something I have wondered about for years, so I looked it up. According to Zorbas Dance Greek Restaurant, the tradition began when a rich Greek family
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