All Nations around the world has its own traditions, including the wedding, we selected a list of the strangest, and sometimes unpleasant and wedding traditions. And first place is, in our opinion very understandable and familiar to the tradition, white wedding dress, but in the middle ages, white dress on a woman signified mourning.
1. White dress
Despite the fact that for the Westerners, the white wedding dress – this is a tradition for most of the world, to wear a white dress to a wedding sounds kind of weird. In most countries, the bridesmaid dress is very colorful and variegated. And why are Westerners so limit your choice? It is believed that Queen Victoria began the tradition in 1840, the year when she wore a white dress to her wedding with Prince albert. At the time, it was very controversial because the white color was associated with mourning.
2. Full beauty
Beauty – the concept is so relative that in Mauritania it is believed that the woman will never marry, if she is skinny. Therefore, for the sake of a happy future for their daughters, mothers since the birth of their raskarmlivayut forcibly.
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Warsaw on the occasion, an annual holiday that marks the end of the rainy season and the awakening of nature, young men from the tribe which belonged to the Bororo heavily painted and dress up.
The make-up is an important part of the ceremony, which can last six days and six nights. On the face put a thick layer of ocher, and then RUB with fat for gloss (make-up layer sometimes reaches 3-5 cm). During the festival, young men participate in a beauty contest, the jury which consists of the 10 most beautiful girls of the tribe. The participants are all naked, and equally painted faces dancing to the virtuoso mastery of the art of makeup does not interfere with the girls impartially evaluate of manhood. Eerie smile frozen on the faces of contestants who need to demonstrate the white teeth and bulging eyes – to show off the vividness of proteins. The winner can choose any number of girls and stay with them until the next moon. The remaining judges on the girls are divided between the nearest rivals of the lucky man. Another 4-5 guys get the right to go with one of the other young beauties in the nearby forest and become a real man. Well, the rest will wait for next year.
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The tale of pragmatism and dryness of the Germans in the Affairs of not only money, but love and obviously came up with the neighbours envious. Of course, a respectable citizen of Germany will not be to throw every last penny for the wedding ceremony, rather it will simply delay it for a year or two to get the opportunity to truly enjoy their holiday.
Despite the fact that Hungary is situated in the heart of Europe, the peculiarities of this people we know very little. And traditional Hungarian wedding is an illustrative example of an unknown Treasury of legends and traditions. For example, the fact that “walk in the bachelors or the maidens” was shameful. Marriage was obligatory for every self-respecting and their relatives person.
The existence of this nation and its identity is known in every country of the world, but about the peculiarities of the national Jewish wedding – units. Maybe because the Jews don’t strongly advertise “the ceremony under the hula”, and maybe because this allowed for a Jewish wedding is only an approximation, but a stranger should not be here. However, the very Jewish wedding is very complex and intricate ceremony, where every movement of the newlyweds verified by history and religion.
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