Marriage- rite of passage ( wedding)

In the ethnographic area of Botosani, marriage is, of old times to this date, the ideological basis for social relations. Wedding ritual brings order and control to the social transition and focuses on the bride the and public reconstruction of her social person. This gives woman the opportunity to reflect over her condition in society as she is inserted into her new role and status. The rite of passage – WEDDING – is accompanied by a variety of mythical and magical beliefs and practices in the area of Botosani, designed to ensure the newly-weds a prosperous life, healthy children and a full understanding between mother and daughter-in-law etc. All this takes place with the help of parents, relatives and close friends, from the very time the marriage is planned. The ritual is particular mostly in Botosani area where these traditions are kept (Tudora, Ibăneşti etc.).