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SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW: ETHNIC WEDDINGS IN GREATER LOWELL
 
Seda and Dikran Kaligian

incorporated into the wedding ceremony, the food ways, and the music, which are three of the standard components of any wedding?  For the younger couples featured in this exhibit, creating a wedding often involved reviving past traditions and shaping them to modem circumstances.

     In this exhibit, Something Old, Something New: Ethnic Weddings in Greater Lowell we see how seven couples of Greater Lowell create a personal wedding day that combines tradition, ethnicity and personal identity and celebrates their lives together.

Footnote 
1. Steven J. Zeitlin, "An Alchemy of Mind": The Family Courtship Story," Western Folklore, XXXIX: 1, January 1980:17-33.

References: 
William J. Fielding, Strange Customs of Courtship and Marriage, New York. The New Home Library, 1942.

Gail E Stern, ed., Something Old, Something New, Ethnic Weddings in America, Philadelphia: The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, 1987.

William Tegg, The Knot Tied: Marriage Ceremonies of All Nations, Detroit: Singing Tree Press, 1970.

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