Tying the Knot. Wedding Traditions from around the world…. Source: http://www.worldweddingtraditions.com/.
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Tying the Knot
Wedding Traditions from around the world…
In almost all cultures the marriage ceremony ends with the exchanging of a kiss. The wedding kiss transcends cultures; it is one of the very few things that bind all of us together as human beings. From ancient times to the modern day, from the deepest jungles to the tallest skyscrapers, the wedding kiss symbolizes for all people everywhere the physical uniting of two souls.
An African wedding is, more than anything, the bringing together of two people as a single family, or the combining of two families or tribes into one family unit. Wedding ceremonies are large and colorful celebrations that can last several days.
Chinese character “Ai”-- Love
Traditional Chinese Wedding Dress
Japanese Wedding with White Kimono
Veiled Muslim brides wait for their mass wedding.
About 40% of all weddings in Guatemala are Mayan, and follow ancient Mayan customs and traditions. Flowers are everywhere at a Guatemalan wedding, and the ceremony is followed by much singing and dancing and rejoicing.