Rusin Mock Weddings
Wedding re-enactments or mock wedding were very popular activities for
church groups in the 1930's.
The groups would do a re-enactment of a Rusin wedding complete with authentic
Rusin wedding dress. The mock wedding above was done in 1935 at Saint Nicholas
Greek (Byzantine) Catholic Church in Youngstown, Ohio.
Members of the church were mostly from eastern Slovakia so the costume of
the performers would be similar to that found in Rusin villages in eastern
Slovakia like Porac and
The play must have been a success as they performed "Blazov Wedding" shown
in the photo below in 1937.
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Last updated on 23 May 1998
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