The bride has not been deceived. Her hymen is present. No need to beg: Who took my wreath, should have me too.
Nevesta nebola oklamana. Existuje jej panenská blana. Nie je treba žobrať: Kto mi odobral veniec, nech si má aj mňa.
(Adolf Peter Záturecký: Slovenské príslovia, porekadlá a úslovia)
Explanation / objasnenie:
her hymen is present = (i) jej panenská blana existuje (ii) jej panenská blana je darom
The wreath was a symbol of the virginal state in many civilizations, religions and nations but in Slavic cultures its actual meaning has been preserved till now. In Polish ‘wianek’, in Czech ‘věnec’, in Slovak ‘veniec’, in Ukrainian ‘вінок (vinok)’, in Byelorussian ‘вянок (vjanok)’ means ‘wreath’ in English, and is an euphemism for ‘hymen’. A saying ‘Ona straciła swój wianek’, ‘Ona ztratila její věnec’, ‘Ona stratila svoj veniec’, ‘Вона втратила свій вінок’, ‘Яна страціла яе вянок’ – ‘She lost her wreath’ means literally ‘She lost her hymen’ (and she is not a virgin anymore).
In these Slavic cultures the Midsummer night celebrations are the inheritance of the Europe’s oldest customs and auguries surviving to this day. One of the most popular customs in Poland is marriageable virgin girls and women letting wreaths drift down a river. If a girl sent her wreath down the river and it was fished out by a boy, then the fact of catching the wreath was a real indication of getting married. The taking the girl’s wreath obviously symbolizes taking her hymen. The wreaths (in Polish ‘wianki’ ) ceremony was in the past combined with a ritual bath in a river, and it constituted part of St. John's eve's festivities when girls danced till morning beside a fire. The European centre of revival of this ancient tradition is Mt Sleza, 42 kilometres S from Wroclaw, Silesia, Poland
A very hazardous rite which was the cause of many injuries:
The pagan Slezan indigenous Slavic tribe bonfire jump at Sleza Mountain, Polish Silesia
Over the past millennium adapted by progressive Roman Catholic religion
and replaced with cultural mix of Sobotka customs
Although the Germans forgot the symbolic meaning of the wreath held by ancient Slavic virgin in her raised hand they know very well what ‘Kranzgeld’ means. Kranzgeld, wreath money, is money paid by a man to a woman as a fine on having sexual intercourse with her under the pretence of an offer of marriage which is then withdrawn. Without her virginity her expectations to gain a good match for a husband would diminish considerably. As the fiancée would have gained the protection of her status as a wife, the money is a tribute or reconciliation to her. In Germany, the paragraph §1300 of the family law, part of the civil code Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch (BGB), was abolished on May 4, 1998 and this means that Kranz ( i. e. wreath, symbolic hymen) deserved there its legal explicit protection till the end of 20th century.
(...) 法院审理后认为，所谓贞操是指男女性纯洁的良好品行，其主要表现为性的不可侵犯性，以使民事主体保持自己性的纯洁性。而贞操权作为一种独立的以人的性自 由、性安全、性纯洁为特定内容的人格权，应当由法律予以保护。根据侵权责任法规定，行为人因过错侵害他人民事权益，应当承担侵权责任。而侵害贞操权可能会 导致受害人身体、健康、自由和名誉等方面的损害，上述损害在行为人具有过错的情况下应当予以赔偿。(...)
Virginity until marriage is the best for you.
Shanghai's first case verdicts rights violations virginity the woman awarded compensation for pain 30,000 yuan
September 16, 2014
(...) Court held that the so-called male and female sexual purity virginity refers to good conduct, its mainly for sexual inviolability, so that civil entities maintain their sexual purity. The virginity right as an independent people's sexual freedom, security, sexual purity for specific content personality rights should be protected by law. According to tort law, the perpetrator due to the fault against the civil rights of others, shall bear tort liability. The right against chastity might cause the victim body, health, freedom and reputation and other aspects of damage, the perpetrator of such damages in the case of having the fault should be compensated. (...) (Google translated)
Two virgins from Taiwan: virginity until marriage is the best for you
Amber, 19, and Molly, 21, two virgins from Taiwan visiting Wroclaw, Poland, World Virginity until Marriage Capital, and Allegory of Truth, Chapel of St. Elizabeth of Hungary in Wroclaw Cathedral. Fine art photography by Zbigniew Halat. Virginity until marriage is the best for you say Amber, 19, and Molly, 21 yo, two virgins from Taiwan in Wroclaw, Poland, Virginity until Marriage Capital of the World. on youtube