The Ch’i-lin Purse Linda Fang
Bell Ringer • What are some wedding customs you are familiar with? Gifts? Attire? The ceremony? Etc.
International Wedding Customs Czechoslovakia: Peas are thrown at the newlyweds instead of rice Bermuda: Islanders top their wedding cakes with a tiny sapling. This is then planted in their garden at home to watch grow throughout their marriage
Cont.’ France: Guests bring the flowers and drink from the “coupe de marriage” Fiji: Groom presents bride’s father with a tabua (whales tooth)
Cont.’ England: Spider in dress = good luck! Morocco: Women take a milk bath before wedding to purify themselves
Watch out for: • The moral • Hsiang-ling’s character change through story • Compare/contrast the Chinese customs with American Customs