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5 Unusual Wedding Traditions around World


Sun 23 Jan 2022 | 03:58 PM
Omnia Ahmed

Weddings ceremonies are special occasions when friends and family come together and watch two people dedicate their love and life to each other.

The celebration differs in every country all over the world with some weird and bizarre traditions. So, here are five peculiar wedding traditions to know about.

Beating the Groom’s Feet (South Korea)

In South Korea, the family of the groom or friends has to remove the shoes of the groom and tie his ankles with a rope. Although it sounds extremely painful, the grooms have to bear it if they want to take their new wives home.

This tradition basically is to test the man’s strength and the constant questioning during the beating is a symbol of his character.

Keep One Foot on the Ground During First Dance (Ireland)

While dancing with the groom, the bride must keep at least one foot on the floor at all times, according to Irish folklore. If she doesn't, evil fairies will come and sweep her away.

Bride Covered with Spoiled Milk and Mud (Scotland)  

In Scotland, they cover the bride with spoiled milk and mud to see if the groom would still like her even if she is not looking all glammed up. This tradition is known as the blackening of the bride.

Placing a Baby on the Couple's Bed (Czech Republic)

 

Before a Czech bride and groom tie the knot, a baby is placed on the couple's bed to bless and enhance their fertility. Also, when they wed, guests shower them with rice, peas, or lentils to promote fertility.

Shooting the Bride with Bow and Arrow (China)

In China, a husband will shoot his bride with a bow and (head-less) arrow several times, then collects the arrows and breaks them during the ceremony to ensure their love lasts forever.