Twenty years of married life is the second family anniversary, a momentous event that should be celebrated on a grand scale. It seems that the relationship between the spouses has long acquired reliability and strength, but fragility can still glimmer in them.
A married couple who have lived a hard and long life in harmony and love unwittingly evoke admiration and a sense of respect. Despite the difficulties, they were able to keep the family together. There has long been a custom among the people to celebrate a wedding anniversary. An anniversary is celebrated in the next twenty years of married life, the anniversary is a porcelain wedding. This name is due to the fact that porcelain is considered a rather expensive material for creating tableware and earlier it was considered a real value, which was not available in every home. However, a full-fledged family with twenty years of experience in marriage can already afford such purchases.
Do not forget that porcelain is a very fragile material, as well as the trusting relationship of both spouses. Both the first and the second require increased attention to oneself and accuracy in handling. This period of marriage is considered a beautiful but very fragile period. It is believed that if a husband and wife lose caution by the age of twenty years of marriage, the marriage will crack or break completely.
On this significant day, the family invites a large number of relatives and friends, do not forget about your witnesses (if you prefer noisy and cheerful celebrations in a cafe or restaurant, you can implement them). The main tradition that must be followed rigorously when celebrating a porcelain wedding is the presence of porcelain dishes on the table (new, elegant and beautiful, at least a few items). On the festive table there should be a lot of sweets and various pastries prepared by the heroes of the day and their children. If the spouses are trying to observe traditions, then the old dishes should be broken, which have remained from the beginning of the period of family life. You can hold many different contests at home or organize the smashing of old dishes to get rid of the negative emotions that have accumulated over twenty years of marriage.
In the old days, on the day of the wedding anniversary, the spouses sculpted souvenirs from clay and gave them to each other. Today, unfortunately, this tradition is no longer relevant, you can go to the store and choose any figurine you like. As for gifts from guests, there are no restrictions and no specific framework. Some guests prefer to give symbolic gifts - a set of porcelain dishes. You can present a beautiful figurine, vase or porcelain doll, which will take the main place on the shelf and, possibly, become the beginning of an interesting collection.