The bride is washed with mud and other wild wedding traditions of the world19 Dec 2022
A wedding is often one of the most memorable days for the bride and groom. Hearing the word "wedding" we imagine happy young people, beautiful outfits and dancing until the morning! However, in some countries, weddings are, to put it mildly, not very glamorous. We have selected shocking wedding traditions from around the world for you!
In Bali, the teeth of the newlyweds are filed right at the wedding!
Well, we certainly would not want to be in the place of the young people in Bali. For what is this shocking tradition? The fact is that in Bali the ritual of filing teeth symbolizes the entry into adulthood. The bride and groom are filed six teeth each at once - incisors and fangs.
The filing procedure is quite painful and very expensive - getting rid of the incisors costs about $ 3,000. But no one thinks to evade this ritual.
By the way, if a girl's teeth are filed not at the wedding, but immediately before the celebration, then her father, with a clear conscience, may not take part in the future fate of his daughter and in organizing the celebration. It is believed that now she is under the auspices of her future husband and his family. But the father of the young man, on the contrary, must organize and, accordingly, finance the wedding of his son.
In China, the relatives of the newlyweds are crying uncontrollably!
In China, before the wedding, all the friends and relatives of the newlyweds shed tears. No, they are not upset about the upcoming wedding. Thus, the bride and her relatives protect future spouses from tears and quarrels. The Tujia people even have a special schedule, according to which the bride must start crying for an hour a day a month before the wedding. Ten days later, a support group joins the hero of the occasion: mother and grandmother. After all the tears have been shed, the bride can go to the altar.
In the Marquesas, the bride and groom walk with their feet on the guests!
The wedding ceremony in the Marquesas is very unusual. During it, the guests lie next to each other on the floor, and the newlyweds must walk along them. But why? Such an amazing custom symbolizes the support of loved ones and their desire to protect the couple from all adversity on the way to a happy life together.
In Venezuela, the bride and groom are running away from their wedding!
In Venezuela, the bride and groom deliberately try to run away from the wedding to bring good luck to the marriage. Marvelous! True, the sign will work only if the fugitives are not noticed by relatives and friends.
"Dirty" bride in Scotland
In Scotland, the most unlucky bride. In some settlements, where ancient traditions are still honored, there is a rite of "Blackening the Bride". During it, the bride is from head to toe smeared with slop and mud. Horrible! After this tradition, the girl, accompanied by the groom's friends, will have to walk around all the public places of the town so that everyone can enjoy the unusual spectacle. It is believed that after such humiliation, the antics of the future husband are no longer terrible, there will be no quarrels in the family. Well, original!