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    Folk Dress for Holidays, Church and Religious Gatherings

    I think we should have a separate topic for this theme. The question is not only for Christians but anyone who is religious/spiritual. Do you have any special or specific attire you wear when you attend (religious) holidays or religious service? Also, what is the typical dress code in your area in church (or whatever spiritual service you attend, e.g. heathen)? Do the pastors, etc. wear some type of robe or traditional garb? What about the average peoples? What about historically, when folk costumes were still worn?

    For me, I attend a Lutheran church. At my church, the dress code is modest and sober. The women cover their heads with scarfs especially the elderly, some wear hats. This is an old tradition which remains active. Short sleeves might be seen in summer but no shorts, hotpants or the like. If there is a big holiday or anniversary of an event, Saxons will sometimes come dressed in their old, traditional garb. Some pictures from such a holiday:













    Traditionally, on Sunday, peoples put on their cleanest, finest garb for church and holidays, which were for the most part religious. They would wear a "Sunday dress", which was a little bit more sophisticated then everyday working clothes, and coats, in the winter fur. In fact, the fur coat was called Kirchenpoilz/Kirchenpelz (literally church coat). Inside the evangelical churches it was very cold in winter, so you definitely needed such a coat to keep you warm during the length of service. Church was an important part of the social life, so peoples dressed their best to make a good impression and pride their community. Today, the dress is less important, with modesty being the only universal dress code.

    I put some video and pictures of Transylvanian Saxon dress for holidays and church:



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    In some pictures youc an see them holding Bibles:




































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    Interesting thread, Siebenbürgerin.

    As for me, I am still one of those people who goes to church pants/jeans and a shirt or, if the event is significant, a full suit. This was the tradition when I was little. Today, the dress code has laxed of course and sadly, I see very few women who wear dresses or cover their heads. I've even seen someone in bermudas.

    Coming from a family of ethnic Germans, this habit is far too modern, if not alien to me. In Russia and the East, women still cover their heads when entering the house of God today. In fact, Volga German women would cover their heads during everyday life as well. This is how the average Volga German woman would have looked like on a normal day:









    The Mennonites and Hutterites also had it mandatory for women to cover their heads. Many of those ethnic Germans who migrated to non-Western countries kept these traditions, sadly the West has lost them to a degree.
















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    The folks dress as they feel for : Good times deploy positive clothing appearing rich ,
    Bad times deploy simple clothing appearing poor .


    The Priests dress like modern Banksters and Judges in legal courts .

    Eye for an Eye , since Priests, Banksters and Judges sell out the populace !
    Mk 10:18 What do you call me a good master, no-one is good .

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    Many people look at these clothes and think they are old fashioned, weird or even controlling.


    Yet, when I go out into places where many people are, I see people with shirts with endless amounts of things on them ... rude messages, corporate names all over the shirt. I even saw someone with "Google" written across the shirt (like Google needs promotion). Then some years ago , there was this kid wearing a jacket with 'Federal Reserve', dollar signs, eye on top of the pyramid!?


    What system of ideas are people wearing on themselves?

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