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Unusual Wedding Traditions From Around the World

Unusual Wedding Traditions From Around the World

We previously shared some wedding traditions from around the world with you.

Read “Wedding Traditions From Around the World.”

But if you love to know more about unusual wedding traditions from across the globe, here are a few more:

  • China: In China's Yugur culture, grooms shoot their future brides with a bow and arrow (without the arrowheads of course!) three times. The groom then breaks the arrows to ensure the couple stays in love forever.
  • India: In parts of India, women born as Mangliks (an astrological combination when Mars and Saturn are both under the 7th house) are believed to be cursed, and therefore are likely to “cause” their husband an early death. In order to counter this, they must first be married to a tree and then cut it down in order to break the curse.
  • Korea:  In Korea, the groom has his feet beaten with fish or a cane before his wedding to test his true strength and character.
  • Ireland: In Ireland, the bride's feet must stay on the floor at all times when her and the groom are dancing. This is due to the belief that if they are not on the ground, evil fairies will come and sweep her away.
  • Germany: Guests to traditional German weddings bring the happy couple any type of porcelain except glass, and then smash them in the belief that this will ward off evil spirits. The couple is then expected to clean up the mess together, to learn that married life will not be easy, but by working together, they can overcome any challenge.

Source: Hello! Magazine