The most unusual wedding traditions from around the worldVika
Have you ever heard of wedding customs like broth and noodles at a wedding as a main course or the mandatory sauna session with a godmother before the wedding ceremony? If not, then be sure to read about the most unusual wedding traditions from around the world.
Women invited to a wedding should never wear a red dress. Otherwise, they will be accused of ... having spent the night with the groom. This, of course, will become the number one topic and spoil the holiday for the young.
And according to the old Swedish tradition, the bride should come to the wedding with a bouquet that ... smells very strong and unpleasant (for this reason, this custom has now almost been abandoned). This was done in order to drive away from the evil trolls.
After the wedding, the friends of the bride and groom collect the remnants of food from the festive tables and here they prepare a cocktail from them, which the newlyweds should drink from ... the toilet.
3. In Denmark, a bride should never make her own wedding dress, because every stitch she makes means tears shed in marriage.
In Poland, for prosperous family life, young people choose the month of the wedding, in the name of which there is the letter "r".
And in China, the astrologer sets the date of the wedding on the basis of the horoscopes of the young, their parents, and grandparents - this should provide future spouses with a strong marriage and numerous offspring.
4. Germany: Polterabend - this is the name of an informal event held in the evening the day before the wedding for the newlyweds, at which the bride and groom must together collect porcelain dishes from the floor.
In Japan, in order to have a male descendant, the groom invites a couple who have a son to spend the night in the couple's matrimonial bed. Thus, the fertility of this couple must go to the bride and groom.
5. Czech Republic: The first dish that the bride and groom should eat at their wedding is a broth with noodles, which symbolizes consent in marriage.
And in Kenya, for the well-being and strength of marriage, the father of the bride ... spits on her head and chest.
In northern India, a groom rides an ornate horse to a wedding through the city's streets, accompanied by family members who sing wedding songs and set off fireworks.
Finnish pre-wedding ritual: the day before the wedding, the bride and her godmother and girlfriends must visit the sauna.
The cork from the first bottle of champagne is placed under the bed of the newlyweds - this should guarantee them a long and rich sex life.
During the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom give each other 13 coins called "arras". This should make their family life not only happy but also rich.
Instead of a wedding bouquet, the bride throws a plastic figurine of St. Anthony - the patron saint of marriage - and the unmarried girl who catches her, according to legend, will marry very soon.