Every wedding, no matter on which continent it is held, is saturated wedding customs, signs, rituals, traditions. Some of them may seem ridiculous and ridiculous to us, sometimes they are quite shocking, tough and even unacceptable, but somehow they exist, and in some countries to this day, they practice.
So well, national weddings take place on the continents of planet earth?
Nigeria. According to African traditions, the groom must go through the corridor of relatives armed with sticks, who continually strive to beat the guy. The future mother-in-law and father-in-law should hit the groom as hard as possible. Passing such a test, the candidate for son-in-law thereby proves his readiness to assume the responsibility of the head of the family, and pass all life blows.
South Africa. In addition to the tradition of beating grooms, there is also a custom according to which a black bride should hear her lover's lion's roar. Even annual competitions for the best roar are held, which to some extent resembles a grooms fair. It is believed that the one who manages to growl best is the most powerful and courageous.
Yemen. On the wedding day to the groom, it is necessary to endure bullying by relatives and guests. Throughout the day, the groom is kicked, pinched, beaten, pushed. In this way, relatives try to tame the proud spirit of the groom.
Macedonia. Here it is customary for young people to close on the wedding night in a basement covered in pine needles. The task of the young is to win a hat or boots. If the wife manages to win her hat, married life will be happy for her, and if she boots, she will keep her husband under the heel.
Greece. The bride on her wedding day should step on her leg with all her strength. If he does not have time to get out, then his whole life will be under the female heel.
National weddings of these countries are held in traditions and customs, which prove and show endurance, complaisance, meekness and ingenuity of the future spouse. And of course, what national weddings take place without assessing the potential of the future wife.
The main criterion at all times was considered the beauty of the bride. And, as you know, beauty requires sacrifice, and many selflessly make these sacrifices. In particular, Chinese women bandage their legs, Africans file their teeth, stretch their rings in the neck, European women exhaust themselves with numerous diets.
But not all cultures consider skeleton covered with leather to be beauty..
Sahara. Here, a girl from the age of 12 begins to actively fatten. It is the completeness in these parts that is considered the standard of beauty, which is a 100% guarantee of a successful marriage. The fullness of the bride also indicates that the family in which she grew up is rich and has a high position in society.
National weddings in Samoa suggest that newlyweds should spend their first wedding night in a parent's hut filled with relatives, where livestock also sleeps in addition. The night of love must pass in complete silence so that the youth do not wake anyone. If this happened, then the tradition practiced in Nigeria takes effect, the groom was beaten with sticks. But this does not stop many suitors, therefore, on the eve before the wedding, the young man smears himself from the top of his head to the top with palm oil, which makes it easier to bear the beatings.
Tibet. The bride here is estimated by the number of neck rings that the previous lovers gave. The more rings, the more noble the bride. African brides impose leather bracelets on their legs, which, like neck rings, means the number of lovers. The level of solemnity of the wedding also depends on them.
Judging by the above, we can conclude that among many peoples and cultures, the sexual experience of the bride is only welcome.
Malaya. Here reigns complete matriarchy. After the wedding, the bride has the right to send her husband back to her mother, and invite him only if necessary to fulfill his conjugal duty. If the missus is outraged and filed for divorce, all of his property will remain with his wife.