10 Bizarre Wedding Traditions From Around The World.

10 Bizarre Wedding Traditions From Around The World.

Hebrews 13:4: Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

Hebrews 13:4: Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

There are some seriously weird wedding traditions around the world. Don’t believe us? Wait till you see what we’ve cooked up.

10 Bizarre Wedding Traditions From Around The World.

What comes to mind when you think about weddings? A beaming bride? The dad leading his daughter down the aisle? A profusely sweating/crying/passing out groom? Drunk uncles passionately dancing to “Don’t Stop Believing”? Women scratching, clawing, and knifing to get their hands on the bride’s tossed bouquet? The bride aggressively smashing cake in the face of her new husband?

Weddings are all about traditions, and if you’ve been to an American wedding, you’ve seen at least some of the above happen at least once.

But if you travel the globe, you’ll find some traditions that make the ones above seem pretty normal. I mean, we’re talking some serious, “Woah, this is really bizarre,” stuff.

What exactly are we talking about?

To quote Samuel L. Jackson from Jurassic Park, “Hold onto your butts.” Things are about to get weird.

1 – Pelting The Happy Couple With Trash.

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Marriages are supposed to stand the test of time, right? After all, most couples don’t get married with the hope that things will end in a flaming, bitter divorce a few years later (unless you’re marrying someone for their money).

So how can you help a couple’s marriage survive the ups and downs of life? The Scottish believe that trash is the answer. Before the wedding, the happy couple are assaulted by a trash-throwing friendly mob, often getting hit with rotten eggs and fish. The theory is that if the couple can stand up to this, their marriage can survive anything.

Of course, this could be why an unusually high number of Scottish couples end up in therapy (this may or may not be true). After all, nothing says marital bliss like a juicy, rotten tomato to the face.

 

2 – The Smile Free Wedding.

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Normally, we associate weddings with big smiles. It’s common for the bride’s and groom’s face to get tired from so much forced grinning.

This is not a problem for the bride and groom in some weddings in Congo. During the entire wedding, the bride and groom are not allowed to smile at all. Not so much as a flicker of the lip or slight chuckle.

Why? Because if they smile, it indicates that they’re not serious about their wedding. As we know, you simply can’t trust people who smile too much.

 

3 – The Chicken Liver Inspection.

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If you want to set a wedding date in Daur, China, you’ll need to kill a chicken first. And that’s not all. Once you’ve butchered your feathered friend, you’ll need to give the liver a close inspection. If the liver looks healthy, you can set a date. If not, you need to keep searching for a healthy chicken.

Pro tip: Stay away from chickens that hang out at bars. Their livers are always shot due to doing to many tequila shots. Trust on this one. We know from experience (long story – don’t ask).

 

4 – The Weeping Bride.

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Weddings are supposed to be a happy business, right? Why else would a couple spend thousands of dollars on an open bar that will eventually result in Aunt Edna trying to do a split during the song “Thriller”? Only true love and happiness can produce that, right?

But for the Tujia people in China, it’s not all laughs and giggles and drunken splits. For one month leading up to the wedding, the bride is encouraged to weep for one hour per day. Because if there’s one thing the wedding industry needs, it’s more weeping brides.

On another note, “The Weeping Brides” would make a great name for a female punk band.

 

5 – Hold it…Hold it…Keep Holding It.

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What’s your worst wedding nightmare? Something catching on fire? Passing out? A runaway bride? An old girlfriend standing up and loudly protesting when the officiant asks if anyone has objections?

How about losing control of your bowels or bladder?

In Borneo, that’s a real possibility. One particular tribe doesn’t let the groom or bride leave their house all day, even to use the restroom. Apparently, it brings good luck to the couple.

Of course, it also has the potential to bring on a complete defecation disaster (which would also be a great band name).

 

6 – You Want Your Bride? You’ll Have To Come Through Us!

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This is kind of like Red Rover, except with bridesmaids. And money. And fistfights with wolverines in a sawdust pit. Just kidding about the last part, although that would make it even better.

In China, grooms often have to “get through” the bridesmaids in order to get to the bride. First, the bridesmaids demand money from him, like some sort of love ransom minus the creepy notes and untraceable phone calls. Then they force him to perform a series of silly and ridiculous tasks before they finally grant him access to his bride.

 

7 – You’ll Have To Marry A Tree First.

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Yeah, so this one is really out there. In parts of India, girls born during particular astrological periods are said to be cursed. This curse will cause an early death for their husbands. Think that’s weird? Hold my beer.

The only way to break this curse is for them to first marry a tree. Yes, a tree. Then the tree is cut down, which apparently breaks the curse.

This brings up numerous questions. How exactly does a woman marry a tree? Does she have to kiss the tree? Do they go on a honeymoon? DOES THE TREE EVEN LOVE HER?

Further research is needed.

 

8 – Drink That Toilet Till It’s Empty.

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Although this tradition isn’t as popular as it used to be, an old French tradition advocated that new couples drink all leftover alcohol from a replica toilet bowl.

Again, we have questions. Do they plunge their faces in, fill up glasses, or use straws? Do they have to blend all the alcohol together (nothing like a Vodka Rum Scotch Red Wine Screwdriver)? What happens if the bride or groom gets sick over the toilet?

Perhaps it’s a good thing that this tradition has fallen out of popularity. We must say, however, that it does teach a valuable lesson: alcohol is a terrible thing to waste.

 

9 – The Feet Beating.

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You know what a groom really needs on the night before his wedding? To have his feet beaten with fish and canes. At least that’s what some South Koreans believe. Apparently, beating the feet is a test of character, and those who endure are worthy to be married.

Let’s be honest here. This is just an excuse to smack a friend with a raw fish. Who wouldn’t want to do that? It’s like something fraternity brothers would do or some sort of secretive fight club (which we can’t talk about).

Heck, we should consider adopting this tradition in the United States.

 

10 – Smash The Plates.

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Frankly, this just sounds like a ton of fun. At traditional German weddings, guests bring some type of porcelain for the bride and groom and then proceed to smash said porcelain. Apparently, the act of destroying the porcelain wards off evil spirits.

What doesn’t sound so fun is that the bride and groom are expected to clean up the mess afterwards so they’ll learn that married life isn’t always easy, but they can overcome any challenge together.

It seems highly likely that the inventor of this tradition had some serious anger issues and probably could have benefited from a therapist, or at least a stress ball. And perhaps a few German beers.

 

Conclusion.

After compiling this list, it seems to us that American weddings are actually a bit boring. Sure, walking down the aisle and having that first dance are fun, but not nearly as fun as inspecting chicken livers, hitting the groom with raw fish, or drinking leftover alcohol from a toilet. Yes, the marrying a tree thing seems like a bit much, but who are we to say what should be in a wedding?

Americans could dramatically improve the quality of their weddings by implementing just a few of these traditions.

So here’s what we recommend. Buy yourself an awesome wedding band, then head down to the local grocery store and purchase some raw fish. Then saunter on over to a local farm and pick up a live chicken, followed by a few porcelain plates. Boom. You’re ready for the wedding of the century.

This article originally appeared here at https://manlybands.com/blogs/news/10-bizarre-wedding-traditions-from-around-the-world and has been republished with permission from https://manlybands.com

11. Whipping of Fulani groom in Nigeria.

This weird tradition is called SHARO which means young men ready to start a family have to prove their manhood by being whipped by older members of the tribe to earn their respect as well as get a wife. If the man is unable to bear the pain, the wedding is called off and it is disturbing to note that many young boys die during this ritual perhaps accounting for why the Sharo isn’t compulsory or recognized in certain tribes.

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Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends

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Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends

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Jesus, Wherever Thy People Meet

2-Chronicles_7-14: If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land

2-Chronicles_7-14: If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land

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Proverbs_14-34: Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people

Proverbs_14-34: Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people

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Pictures Of Leonardo Dicaprio With Pope Francis

Leonardo Dicaprio With Pope Francis

Pope Francis meets with actor Leonardo Di Caprio during a private audience in the pontiff’s private studio, at the Vatican, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. (L’Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

The actor who is also a green crusader was in Vatican to meet with the Pope and discuss their mutual interest on environmental matters.

‘Your Holiness, thank you for granting me this private audience with you,’ DiCaprio said in Italian as he arrived in the Apostolic Palace and kissed the pope’s ring.

He gave the pope a cheque from his charitable foundation and presented him with a book of works by the 15th-century Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch.

‘As a child I didn’t quite understand what it all meant, but through my child’s eyes it represented a planet, the utopia we had been given, the overpopulation, excesses, and the third panel we see a blackened sky that represents so much to me of what’s going in in the environment,’ DiCaprio told the pope.

Leonardo Dicaprio With Pope Francis

Leonardo Dicaprio With Pope Francis

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Photos Of Glass High-Heel Shoe Church Built In Taiwan

Photos Of Glass High-Heel Shoe Church Built In Taiwan

Photos Of Glass High-Heel Shoe Church Built In Taiwan

Photos Of Glass High-Heel Shoe Church Built In Taiwan

The fashionable church building is located in the Southwest Coast Scenic Area in Taiwan. The huge high-heel shoe is 17m high and 11m wide, and made of 320 pieces of glass.

Photos Of Glass High-Heel Shoe Church Built In Taiwan

Photos Of Glass High-Heel Shoe Church Built In Taiwan

According to the administrative office of the building, this church might look very stylish but it also blends with tradition. In tradition, the bride needs to wear high-heels to tread on tiles and then throw away the shattered pieces before stepping in the bridegroom’s family, which signifies the end to past misfortunes and the beginning of a better life.

Photos Of Glass High-Heel Shoe Church Built In Taiwan

Photos Of Glass High-Heel Shoe Church Built In Taiwan

They decided to build a high-heel shoe-like church for couples to get married and take wedding photos. The church is expected to open in February of this year during the annual Spring Festival.

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Hebrews 13:4: Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

Hebrews 13:4: Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

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But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice,
Philippians 1:18

Biblical Concept On Marriage

Biblical Concept On Marriage

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“Teacher,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.”
“Do not stop him,” Jesus said. “For no one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me,
For whoever is not against us is for us

Mark 9:38-40

Marriage Ring

Marriage Ring

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Notorious Pastor Penuel Mnguni Of South Africa, Beaten, Tied Up And His Church Burnt Down

Notorious Pastor Penuel Mnguni Of South Africa, Beaten, Tied Up And His Church Burnt Down

Matthew_7-15: Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves

Matthew_7-15: Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Matthew 7:15

Notorious Pastor Penuel Mnguni Of South Africa, Beaten, Tied Up And His Church Burnt Down

Notorious Pastor Penuel Mnguni Of South Africa, Beaten, Tied Up And His Church Burnt Down

Notorious South African Pastor, Penuel Mnguni, Of The End Time Disciples Ministries, Who Who Makes His Congregation Eat Snakes, Was Beaten Up By Some Angry South African Youths In Mmakaunyane Village In The North Western Part Of South Africa Last Week Sunday November 15th. During The Attack, The Youths Burnt Down His Church And Tied Him And A Member Of His Church Up With Rope.

Notorious Pastor Penuel Mnguni Of South Africa, Beaten, Tied Up And His Church Burnt Down

Notorious Pastor Penuel Mnguni Of South Africa, Beaten, Tied Up And His Church Burnt Down

Penuel, Who Is Known For Engaging In Strange Practices Such As Asking His Congregation To Eat Grass, Strip Naked And Swallow Live Snakes, Had Been Lying Low For Sometime After A Mob Led By South African Vigilante Group, The Economic Freedom Fighters, Burnt His Church At Soshanguve In Tshwane. He Had Tried Setting Up His Church Again Inside A Bush In Mmakaunyane Community But Was Caught.

Notorious Pastor Penuel Mnguni Of South Africa, Beaten, Tied Up And His Church Burnt Down

Notorious Pastor Penuel Mnguni Of South Africa, Beaten, Tied Up And His Church Burnt Down

The Tent Of His Church Was Burnt Down By The Angry Youths While He And Some Of His Church Members Were Beaten And Tied Up. Police Officers Fortunately Came To Their Rescue.

Notorious Pastor Penuel Mnguni Of South Africa, Beaten, Tied Up And His Church Burnt Down

Notorious Pastor Penuel Mnguni Of South Africa, Beaten, Tied Up And His Church Burnt Down

Resident Johanna Baloyi Said The Pastor And His Congregation Were Not Allowed In Their Area. “How Can A Person Eat A Rat And Claim It Tastes Like Chocolate? That’s Evil!” A Church Member Who Was Protecting Her Pastor Said They Have The Right To Attend Any Church They Wanted. She Said The Rats Have Healed And Saved Them From Suffering.

Notorious Pastor Penuel Mnguni Of South Africa, Beaten, Tied Up And His Church Burnt Down

Notorious Pastor Penuel Mnguni Of South Africa, Beaten, Tied Up And His Church Burnt Down

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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar Congratulates Gen. Buhari On His Victory

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Former Vice President wrote a congratulatory message to Buhari which he shared on Facebook. See it below… My hearty congratulations to His Excellency, General Muhammadu Buhari, for being elected the next president of our beloved county, Nigeria. You have led … Continue reading