Here's a completely messed up tradition that will have you cringing; In Krygyzstan, an old adage claims that tears on a wedding day will make for a happy marriage.
Every culture has its own traditions and customs extending into all aspects of life.One of the most intriguing elements of any society is their dating practices and the way gender roles are defined and played out.If the feeling was mutual, he’d wolf down the stinky apple.(Something’s telling us Austrian guys weren’t too broken up over the death of this ritual.) The Puritans were predictably a little leery of wedding rings, which they saw as frivolous.A girl would return the knife of a would-be suitor if she wasn’t interested, but keeping his blade meant that she agreed to marry him.
(Nobody’s giving this ritual any points for subtlety.) Amish courtship is notoriously secretive.
In Daur, China, there is a tradition that requires engaged couples to dissect a chicken and check out it's liver: If the liver is healthy, the couple can set a date.
If not, they can't plan their nuptials until they find one that is.
Throwing the bouquet, scandalously removing the garter, the couple's first dance, the cutting of the cake, and the life-affirming moment that the Electric Slide begins - these are all wedding traditions that most Americans know and love.
Around the world, wedding traditions are a little bit different: Some of them are heartwarmingly romantic, and some of them are a little strange, and some of them might make you a little bit uncomfortable.
There are many motivations to travel – adventure, learning, culture – but, hey, a little loving on the way helps.