Wedding – Mazinka

At the wedding of a daughter (more recently the last child either male or female), the children placed the parents in the center of a circle and dance the “mazinka” around them. It is a special dance, and the music can be found in most Jewish wedding music books, including TheĀ Jewish Wedding Music Book, by Sol Zim.

Usually, toward the end of the reception, the parents celebrating the mezinka will sit in chairs in the middle of the dance floor. Often, a crown of flowers will be put on their heads, and people, including the married couple, will dance in a circle around them for a few minutes while the band plays a traditional mezinka song.

link to an MP3 of one of these songs.

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