Discover 11 strange wedding traditions around the world

There are some traditions of marriage —bachelor and bachelorette parties or brides throw bouquets— which are widely known and practiced around the world. But there are also some rituals that only people from certain regions carried out. compiled for you eleven traditions of weddings from different countries, it is likely that you do not know. Watch them until the end, the last is not to be missed!

1. Cutting of logs, Germany

An old tradition of the German wedding, is sawing a tree trunk with a saw large two handles. This act shows the ability of the married couple to work together and overcome any obstacle that might occur in your marriage.

2. Two children, Sudan

In the tribe Nuer of Sudan, the groom can get married if you pay with a certain number of herds of cattle. The wedding is complete only when the wife gives birth to two children. If the wife has only one child, the spouse may request divorce. If the husband dies, his brother should become the husband of the widow.

3. Break the bell, Guatemala

After the wedding ceremony in Guatemala, is performed by a reception in the house of the husband. The husband’s mother welcomes the newly married couple breaking a hood white full of rice, flour and grains to represent prosperity and abundance.

4. Ransom of the bride, Romania

In Romania and some european countries carried out a mock kidnapping before the wedding ceremony. The bride is “kidnapped” by family members, friends, or actors hired. The boyfriend must rescue her by paying with money, drinks or gestures romantic.

5. Breaking the glass jewish tradition

When a ceremony of jewish wedding comes to an end, the bride and the groom step on a glass of crystal in a cloth bag to break it. It has multiple meanings and one of them is to prove that the marriage is as sad as cheerful, it also represents the commitment of support each other.

6. Cry, China

According to the tradition of the ethnic group Tujia in China, a bride should cry for an hour every day for a month before your wedding and in the same ceremony. Ten days after the bride begins to cry, her mother joins in and then, 10 days after his grandmother binds to both. At the end of the month, all the women cry next to the bride. It is assumed that it is an expression of joy and happiness. As the women weep in different tones, it sounds almost like a song.

7. Henna, India

The event known as Mehendi is a colorful celebration that takes place before the wedding by the women of the hand of the bride. An artist or relative professional applied “tattoos” Henna on the hands and feet of the bride and other female members of the family. These designs symbolize the spiritual awakening, the joy, the beauty and the offering. This tradition is popular in many asian countries.

8. Bread and salt, Russian

In a wedding celebration in Russia, the parents of the bride and groom greet the couple with bread and salt. It is a tradition that means hospitality. Both the bride and the groom break off a piece of bread, put salt on it and feed each other. Superstitiously, whoever breaks the bigger piece will be the head of your future house. After that, each guest receives a portion of bread wedding, called karavai.

9. Doll bridal, Puerto Rico

In a wedding in Puerto Rico, have a doll wedding, that is designed to look like the bride, dressed in a similar way. The doll is covered with charms, that are removing and delivering the guests to change these to put money in the wrist.

10. Spitting at the bride, Kenya

The girls Massai of Kenya are usually given in marriage to men older than them. In the wedding ceremony, the father or the brother of the bride spits on her head as a blessing. Then she goes home with her new husband, walking towards his new home, no matter how far away you are.

11. Prohibition of bathing, Indonesia

On the island of Borneo, which is divided between Indonesia and Malaysia, the tribe Tidong follows an ancient tradition which prohibits the couples newly married use the bathroom for three days and three nights after the wedding. That is why the groom and the bride are given very small amounts of food and drink during the wedding ceremony. They believe that the practice will lead to a long marriage, happy and fertile. In addition they think that breaking this tradition would cause bad luck

Do you have traditions of wedding interesting and unusual in your country? Tell us about them in your comments.

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