Why Do We Throw Rice at Weddings?

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Rice thrown at a wedding symbolizes fertility. In Ancient Rome, wheat was used instead as it wore more readily available, but the symbolism remains the same. The rice or wheat that hit the bride as she left the church was collected by the young girls in attendance as an assurance that they will have a wedding of their own some day.
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This custom is very popular in Greek weddings. It is a folk belief that dates way back in time. The guests who are present in the ceremony throw rice at the newly married couple in
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Throwing foodstuff items such as rice at the bride and groom began as a
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Most agree that throwing foodstuff items at the bride & groom began as a fertility & prosperity wish.
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It's an old fertility rite.it wishes the couple a fruitful (children) marriage.now a days rice is not allowed because folk can slip and fall on the grains so the custom has been replaced
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