The craziest wedding rituals around the world
In different parts of the world have their own original wedding traditions, each of which symbolizes something. Many of these rituals appear to us strange and even wild:
Polterabend - a kind of a party on the eve of the wedding, which beat everything that will fall under the arm. The guests presented the bride and groom a new dish as a gift, which they then have to shatter. It is believed that the sound of breaking items intended to scare away evil spirits. And yet publicly break the dishes before the wedding, the newlyweds means to prepare for future challenges and at the same time wish them luck.
Bride kidnapping Romania
The ceremony of "bride kidnapping" is an ancient custom in Romania. A man must kidnap the girl, whom he wants to marry without their parents' consent. It is believed that if the thief will be able to force or by persuasion kidnap her and hold at least 2-3 days, it officially becomes his wife.
To hell with the bride: Kenya
In the African Masai tribe there wedding tradition: the bride's father spits on the head or the chest of his daughter. So he blesses her for a happy family life. Then the couple left their village to start a new life in marriage.
If one of the young leaves from the table (for example, toilet), in this time, another newlywed has the right to get a kiss from any of the guests.
soup bowl: France
This is probably the most disgusting of all the wedding traditions. When the wedding ceremony comes to a close, guests gather the remnants of a meal with a festive table, mix them and send them down the toilet. Then they burst into the room Suite and do not go away as long as the poor do not drink the entire contents of the bowl. So the bride and groom gain strength before the wedding night. Today scraps from the table are replaced chocolate, but the newlyweds still have to drink the brown substance right out of the toilet.
The ban on the toilet and the bathroom: Indonesia
Weddings in the Indonesian community Tidong three days and three nights after the wedding, do not go out of the house and do not even go to the toilet and the bathroom. During this time, keep an eye on the pair a few people who secrete newlyweds minimum amount of food and water. It is believed that such a honeymoon, conducted by under house arrest, contributes to a happy marriage and the birth of healthy babies.
Chicken liver: Inner Mongolia, China
In China, in Inner Mongolia is home to people of Dauria. According to their beliefs, for destination wedding date you must kill a chicken knife, which the bride and groom are holding together. Then they must draw chicken livers. If the liver appears satisfactory, they may appoint a wedding date. Otherwise, they will have to repeat the whole procedure again.
According to the Korean wedding tradition, before the wedding night the groom hit the soles of his feet with a stick or fish, t. To. He became a married man. The ritual can be somewhat painful, but mostly it is done for fun, not for cruelty. This is done in order to not disappoint the bride groom during the wedding night.
The marriage of a tree: India
In some parts of India, there is an obstacle for marriage - "BBQ doshas" (astrological combination in which Mars and Saturn is in the 7th house). A person born in the days of "BBQ doshas" are called "Manglik". It is believed that he is "cursed" and cause early death of their spouse. To break the "curse" of "Manglik" first need to symbolically marry a banana tree that is cut down after the ceremony.
The tradition of mourning in China
For some brides the wedding day can be emotionally heavy and exciting. However, the bride Tujia nationality, residing in the territory of the PRC, beginning to cry already a month before the wedding ceremony. It is believed that a good cry before the wedding, she secures a happy marriage without tears. In order to become an enviable bride and guarantee a serene family life, the girls "learn to" cry from 12 years, and some families even invite "experts in sobs." There is also a cry can join all the family members of the girls female. So they express their joy for the future bride.