Greece from Wedding Banquet Meals Around the World (Slideshow)

Wedding Banquet Meals Around the World (Slideshow)

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Greece

In this centuries old tradition, the mother of the bride or groom breaks a loaf of sourdough bread above the couple’s heads (usually at the entrance of their home before they enter as the receptions are often held there). It represents the newlyweds ability to weather any of life’s challenges and build a strong home and family as equals. The saying "to break bread," is believed to have come from this Greek wedding tradition.