Bread and Salt Ceremony in Europe

by Kamala on May 9, 2010


I came across an interesting news item “Bread and Salt Ceremony” being followed in Europe. On browsing the internet, here are some interesting information available about Bread and Salt Ceremony.

  • It is a greeting or welcome ceremony to receive the guests with bread and salt on important occasions including marriage.
  • This tradition and custom is being followed in European nations including Bulgaria, Russia, Serbia, Poland and Ukraine from 17th century.
  • The guest picks up a piece of bread, dips in salt and eats to acknowledge their hospitality.

Here is an interesting photograph from the U.S. Navy on Bread and Salt Ceremony.

Capt. Rudy Lupton, commanding officer of the U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), takes part in a bread and salt ceremony, a traditional Russian welcoming ceremony, after arriving in Vladivostok, Russia.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Viramontes/Released)


To view the big picture, log on to U.S. Navy.

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