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Danced at the end of the wedding is the "redovy," when Elizabeth's relatives and friends put money in a plate and form circles to dance with the bride. She has changed into traditional dress and has accepted reluctantly the kerchief of a matron.
Katrina Thomas's notes: Slovaks have emigrated from villages in Austria-Hungary since the end of the19th century but in U.S. census reports were not differentiated from neighboring Czechs, despite separate histories and greatly differing religious, cultural, and social traditions. I never find a Czech wedding. The Slovak bride I photograph was born in the U.S.; the bridegroom emigrated from the Soviet Union. The wedding reception retains three traditions: welcoming the newlyweds with bread and salt, a wedding song improvised by women joking about the bride, and the final dance, redovy, during which all guests dance with the bride.