At the reception, the head table is traditionally set for 6: the bride, the groom and their parents.
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As we approach a vote on the UK's membership of the European Union, we look at what 50 writers, actors, historians, artists and comedians have said about Europe and its nations.
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Many Traveller women marry as teenagers so that they can move out of the family home. Large families are the norm, with some couples having over 10 children. Statistics for Travellers in the UK do not exist, although a 2006 estimate of the total number of gypsies and Travellers in the UK, based on local government caravan counts, was considered to be around 300,000.
The use of the mantilla (a form of headdress) as an everyday accessory goes back to the XVII century, but the custom has been lost and the mantilla is now sometimes worn by older generations as part of a costume or in religious ceremonies.The young married women have to have children after one year of marriage. Some of the customs are similar, such as throwing rice, but others are less familiar.Rather than non-Dom writing about Dom, the reader has the opportunity to hear from the Dom themselves.) It is really not easy to speak about my family and about my community because we have always had a very closed community.But I have to take this big step and speak openly about it because I want people to know what we are like. Gypsies and Travellers have similarly nomadic lifestyles (although many settle in one place), but the term gypsy more specifically refers to people of Romani origin, an ethnic group that can be traced to the Indian subcontinent, while Travellers are mainly of Irish or English origin.