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n. A celebration during a wedding for parents who are marrying off their last child.
"From Tish and Bedeken to an incredible Horah to an amazing Mezinka for a crowning ceremony, nothing is left to chance." (source)
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See also krenzel and mizinke tantz.
"While the parents are seated on the dance floor, guests dance around them offering hugs, kisses, and mazel tovs. Sometimes the parents are “crowned” with wreaths of flowers, giving the ceremony its name in English, “crowning.” The Yiddish song “Die Mezinke Oysgegeben” (The Youngest Daughter Is Given) is commonly played during this ceremony." (JPS)
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