If you could join us at the celebration of a marriage anywhere in the world would understand clearly what’s going on even if you know the language or local traditions. Surely no matter when or where it would be just as easy percatarte of intention and the feeling with which a marriage is celebrated. This is because love is a universal feeling. And this is one reason why so many marriage traditions are intertwined with each other.
Here are some examples of traditions from around the world that symbolize the marriage union, it pays special attention to what you are related to each other.
Ties is a beautiful tradition of marriage is customary in many countries in Latin America and in places like the Philippines. Ties as Mexican tradition have been held since time immemorial. More »
Hawaiian couples exchange garlands (lei) each other and with their families on the day of their wedding. Hawaiian garlands are necklaces of flowers, leaves, shells, and variety of both natural and alternative. The tradition of giving and use leis comes from Polynesia, but you will be surprised to know that is a tradition that is manifested in many parts of the world. More »
This beautiful tradition comes from the Philippines. The veil of the bride stands on the groom and both receive a blessing of marriage. It is a tradition that surely derives from the pre-colonial traditions of marriage in the Philippines and is closely related to the tradition of ties. Both traditions are usually held together and for good reason.
These divine Hindu necklaces are an integral part of much of marriage ceremonies in India. They are made with fragrant flowers and following designs and specific enumerations. They delivered a symbol of welcome to the family and marriage. Remind you of anything? If! A Hawaiian necklaces.
Although technically this is not a necklace, scarf or veil is placed on the shoulders of the Jewish couple the meaning and symbolism is quite similar to other traditions binding. The chuppah is a piece of cloth or blanket (which may well be a tallit [prayer shawl]) supported by four posts. Represents the residence of the bride and groom both come within the same union of marriage under one roof is symbolized. In other times this step and the exchange of two-piece value before witnesses was enough to be legally married to society.
The Scots have a tradition of marriage in which right after the exchange of rings groom takes a shawl in his clan tartan put it on the shoulders of his girlfriend. Thus the reception of the bride is symbolized by the groom’s clan. Is not that a very similar to the veil of the bride on groom in the Filipino tradition symbolism?
Part of the celebration of marriage in Afghanistan includes a tradition both the groom and the bride are covered by a decorative shawl. They receive a blessing. And out of the shawl they offered a mirror, and this is the moment where they first see each other as a married couple.
Ukrainian basically means Rushnyk hand towel. However this piece that may be able to go unnoticed in other parts of the world in Ukraine has a variety of meanings that have great traditional weight. Among the traditions that involve rushnyk seen that of joining hands of the contracting parties with an embroidered rushnyk. Embroidery and the piece itself are loaded with rich symbolism union wishing couple, happiness, and prosperity for the rest of their lives.
In the days when the judge civil registration was happening once every so often and the church was not wearing registration of marriages, couples who wanted to make public commitment to live together in marriage accustomed join hands with some material strip, or rope to a couple of witnesses. This tradition is rich in history and cultural value and has endured and evolved over the years.