The most important celebration in the life of every person is probably a wedding. Different countries have their own customs for celebrating it. We would like to tell about the most impressive traditions of different peoples of the world.
Wedding customs - comes from the past. They formed for millennia, dictated by culture and religion, national traditions of the people. And after the lapse of centuries, today some of them may seem strange and even paradoxical. But if you think about it, the obvious root cause of every wedding custom is the preservation of a strong and long marital marriage. And this justifies any unusual wedding tradition.
Have you ever imagined that the wedding ceremony will take place in an ice hole when the temperature is below thirty degrees below zero? We always imagined this event the same, but thanks to world cultures, the wedding ceremony can be done much more colorful and surprising. If you are bored with a boring registration at the registry office, then go to the Philippines and you will be painted right under the water in scuba gear and fins.
#1. On the traditional Philippine wedding, the bride and groom release two pigeons into the air. It symbolizes a long, peaceful and harmonious life together.
#2. "Confetti" in Italian is not scraps of paper, but sweet decorations, especially pills, which are received by all guests of the wedding. Previously, they threw the groom and bride, but now the candy for this purpose was replaced with small colored pieces of paper.
#3. According to the Japanese tradition of san-san-kudo, the bride and groom drink three sips from three flat cups with sake, after which their parents do the same, connecting the families together.
#4. In Germany, the newlyweds must pass a test for joint labor, sawing a log. This action is designed to demonstrate the ability of the bride and groom to jointly overcome obstacles that may arise during marriage.
#5. In Norway there is a special version of a multi-level wedding cake. Kranskeik is a "tower" of frozen almond rings.
#6. According to the Korean tradition, the grooms give their mother-in-law wild geese or ducks. Monogamous animals symbolize the pure intentions of the groom and loyalty to the bride. In modern interpretation, the bride and groom are exchanging wooden geese and ducks as a token of their obligations.
#7. According to the Scottish tradition, the bride, groom or both have fun with alcohol, and friends and family cover them with molasses, flour, feathers and other. Initially, such an act was committed to drive away evil spirits and attract good luck.
#8. In Pakistan, traditionally, the groom wears a necklace of flowers around his neck. Sometimes this is also done by the bride.
#9. The French wedding cake is a delightful "tower" made of balls with cream and sweet sauces, decorated with fruits, nuts and glaze.
#10. During the traditional Indian wedding, the bride's sisters joke about the groom, stealing his shoes when he enters the wedding tent. The bridegroom must bribe the sisters to return the shoes before he leaves.
#11. At weddings in the Caribbean, a dark cake made of dark fruits and rum is often served. The same cake can stand on the Christmas table, it has much in common with the traditional Christmas fruit pie.
#12.In Kenya, when the bride and groom leave the village, the bride's father spits on her head and chest, so as not to jinx the happiness of the young.
#13. According to the Polish tradition, invited guests can buy a dance with the bride at the front desk. Her friends collect these funds, which will go to the honeymoon of the couple.
#14. At the Guatemalan weddings, the groom's mother breaks a white bell to greet the newlyweds at the party. The bell, filled with flour, rice and grain, symbolizes good luck and prosperity.
#15.This tradition, the night before the wedding, the family and friends of the bride and groom beat dishes outside the house.
#16. In Romania, the abduction game is common for all wedding ceremonies. The bride is kidnapped by friends, family or hired artists, and the groom must come to her aid and pay ransom in the form of drinks, money or romantic gestures.
#17. According to the Chinese wedding tradition, the whole procession accompanies the bride on luxurious wedding seats. Red is the main color for Chinese weddings, symbolizing courage, luck and love. Also, the bride wears a red shawl hiding her face, and one of the assistants carries over her head a red umbrella, which, according to beliefs, is favorable for fertility in her future family.
#18. A complex visual part of the traditional Indian wedding is the coloring of the bride and other women participating in the wedding, with intricate henna patterns, symbolizing joy, hope and love.
#19.In Mexico, the bride wears two bouquets: one for herself, the second - for the Virgin Mary.
#20. In South Africa, the parents of the bride and groom take fire from their fireplaces and transfer them to the newlyweds' house.
#21.Australian wedding ceremony assumes the tradition of a common bowl. Guests are given stones, they are asked to keep stones during the ceremony. In the end, guests put stones in a decorative bowl that will be kept by the couple and remind them of the support and presence of their friends and family on this day.
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