Each nation has its own customs and traditions, and very often they have absolutely nothing to do with what we are used to. This article will introduce you to some of the wedding ceremonies of different nations. Having received invitations to a wedding and having come with all the wedding accessories in Scotland, you will most likely have to get a little dirty. Scottish tradition: the bride in the mud. The Scots, from our point of view, have a very extraordinary idea of how a bride should look. She, all beautiful, in a snow-white dress and veil, should be smeared with mud.
It is believed that the more you smear the bride, the less dirt there will be in the relationship in the newly-made family. The ritual itself is also very unusual. All the guests who have gathered are very diligently smearing the bride with soot, throwing mud, pouring all kinds of sauces on her outfit. It is in this form that the beautiful bride will have to go through the whole city. At the same time, she is obliged to visit all the pubs that come across on her way. Malaysia: Members of the Tindong community prohibit newlyweds from shower and toilet for three endless days and nights. Because if the couple decides to relieve themselves, the woman may be infertile or the child may die. And so that future spouses are not too drawn to the toilet, they are watched all the time, they are given a small amount of food, and they can only drink a couple of sips of water.
Tradition on the island of Java: as you know, nothing is free, and you also have to pay for a wedding. The same is true on this island. For fun, local spouses give 25 rat tails. If family life does not work out, 50 tails will have to be paid for the divorce. Chinese ritual: crying of the bride and family. This tradition, in my opinion, has nothing to do with the wedding, however ... This ceremony begins 30 days before the wedding ceremony. The bride is obliged to cry to the lamentations. She cries for 30 minutes every day. After 10 days, her mother joins the cry of the future bride, and on the eve of the wedding, all other female family members join the bride.
Moorish Rite: Puffy and well-fed women are loved in this Islamic republic on the west coast of Africa. When most brides around the world limit themselves to food in order to look like straws in a wedding dress, in Mauritania, men send their chosen ones to "fat farms." There, women should gain volume and become more beautiful. And with traces of such love on their sides and stomach, they are already ready to get married.
South Korea: In the evening after the ceremony, the Korean groom should not wash his feet. After all, before that, for 10-20 minutes, rotten fish whipped him on the legs. With such a wonderful smell, he goes straight to the family box. Kenya: what we think is an insult and boorish behavior is considered a blessing in Kenya. When a local bride leaves her native village with her husband, her father spits on her head and chest.
German tradition: breaking dishes. But such a tradition, I think, would be supported by many peoples. According to the Germans, newlyweds should enter into a new family life with all new things. So, after a walk, all the dishes, dirty dishes and glasses are not washed, but broken into fragments and then, with a clear conscience, thrown away.
Indian tradition: marrying a tree. Women who were born at a certain location of the planet Mars in the horoscope: Manglik Dosha are considered cursed and do not have the right to marry. However, women found a way out of this situation. They just get married most often to some kind of wooden idol. And then they get rid of it by simply burying it in the ground. It is believed that after such a ritual, they are cleansed, and the curse stops working. After that, widows have every right to remarry.