The traditional wedding in Selargius

During the 2nd week of September in Selargius, in the province of Cagliari there is the celebration of the traditional Sardinian wedding. Real couples get married every year following the old traditions wearing the traditional Sardinian wedding gown. At the end of the ceremony they are chained together to symbolise the union of their destinies. The wedding is celebrated in the Church of San Giuliano where they exchange their vows and write a message to their future children on a pergamena, which will be kept safe and given to the children 25 years later. The whole town takes part in the celebrations by wearing the traditional gowns; the streets are decorated with flowers all with cakes and drinks for everybody. In the evening celebrations continue with music and dances by folkloristic groups from all over Sardinia.

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