Bizarre Wedding Traditions

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Summary: Bizarre wedding traditions from different parts of the world symbolize different beliefs from different cultures. Some of these are gross enough to strike fear in the hearts of many of the would-be participants.
Different cultures around the world have different traditions celebrating the union between man and woman. Others can see some of these traditions as bizarre because of the ostentatious nature that these traditions are observed. Some traditions are really a mixture of excitement, fear and even just plain confusing. Here are some pretty bizarre wedding traditions from different parts of the world.
In Scotland, the bride is given a sort of pre-wedding humiliation ceremony where friends and family tie the girl to a tree and throw disgusting things at her. This activity is called the “blackening of the bride.” It is supposed to mean that if the bride is able to handle the humiliating punishment, she can withstand anything especially marriage.
In China, members of the Tujia tribe practice a bizarre wedding tradition where they take act of crying to a totally different level. One month before the actual wedding, the bride begins to cry for at least an hour each day. After ten days of enduring this, the mother then enters the picture and then after ten days the grandmother will then cry will all of them. At the end of the month, all female members of the bride-to-be are all crying! This activity is supposed to symbolize the joy that women feel for the bride as she is taken into marriage.
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In northern Borneo, members of the Tidong tribe practice a very bizarre wedding tradition. Couples that have married are required to be sequestered at their house and are not allowed to defecate or urinate for a period of three consecutive days. In the Sudan, members of the Neue tribe do not consider the marriage consummated until the bride has had a couple of children. If for some reason she does not successfully achieve this, the groom can legally ask for a divorce.
In Kenya, Massai weddings call for the father of the bride to spit at the head and breasts of her daughter prior to her leaving the village and joining with her husband. In France, once the wedding ceremony is done, all the bride’s friends would then collect the leftovers, pieces of trash or any other item they feel is satisfactorily gross from the toilet and then force the bride and the groom to drink from. These days, because of health and sanitary reasons, the gross items are substituted with dark brown chocolate. However, they are still required to drink it from a real toilet bowl albeit a never been used, fresh from the store one.

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