Story: Birthdays and wedding anniversaries

25th wedding anniversary celebration

25th wedding anniversary celebration

Milestone wedding anniversaries have traditionally been an occasion for a large family get-together. In this photograph from the late 1950s, guests, including adult children and grandchildren, sit down to a formal dinner to celebrate a 25th wedding anniversary. The long-married couple are seated at centre right, facing the camera.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Birthdays and wedding anniversaries - Wedding-anniversary rituals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013