Amazing Facts About Love and Marriage All Around the World
Posted: Feb 17 2015 by Lookbook Store
It’s the love month and romance is in the air. Flowers are given, chocolates are bought and many more crazy things that only people in love can do just to show their love and affection for each other.
And with that, let’s take a ride and see how some people around the world celebrate love and marriage.
In the Land of the Rising Sun, it’s very common for women to give chocolates to men on Valentine’s Day, and they believe that it’s the best time to express and confess their feelings to the person they like.
Japanese men, in return, give gifts to women on March 14, which they call as White Day.
Indian weddings are filled with rituals and celebrations which may continue for several days. They have pre-wedding and post-wedding rituals, which may also vary from region and preferences.
Before the wedding, the bride’s palms, wrists, arms, legs and feet are adorned with intricate henna patterns. The dowry, which is something that is given to the bridegroom's family, ranges from money or property, to help the newlyweds in their new life.
On the wedding day, the couple put on flower garlands around each other’s necks to symbolize that the bride has accepted the groom as her husband.
Wedding in Germany differ from region to region. One of their highlights is where the bride’s friends kidnap her and the groom has to find her. They also have an informal party the night before the big day where plates and dishes are smashed since they believe that broken pieces bring good luck to the bride.
After the ceremony, the newlyweds saw a log in half in front of all their guests to show that they can work together to face obstacles in their marriage. Isn’t that weird and sweet at the same time?
These are just some of the unusual ways people show their love to each other. No matter how different or out of this world they are, love is simply powerful enough to make two different people become one.