Last year I showed you the photos of a certain wedding custom, children stopping cars on their way to and fro the church and demanding "passage fee."
I was lucky to witness such a custom at a close distance.
It is a popular custom to put flowers on the wedding car. When I was getting married 9 years ago, we also had a bouquet of flowers. There is a special rubber sucker to fasten flowers to the hood.
The custom seen on the photos doesn`t exist in big cities any more. I took these photos in a small town near Cracow.
In the tradition of road stopping, it is the groom who is supposed to pay the passage fee. If he doesn`t, then he might be accused of misery. If he pays but not too abundantly, then stoppers harass other cars waiting behind.
Funny, but the children on the road don`t come from this town at all. They are all from nearby villages. Local town children think stopping cars is a disgrace.
Tin cans have never been used in Poland during the wedding. I suppose they must be very noisy.