All the weddings are full of traditions such as the famous launch of the bouquet, the courtship of the bride or the tie of the groom, the first dance as husband and wife, cutting the cake and the bride wear something blue and something borrowed to bring you luck. These are strange wedding cultures that we usually see at the weddings we attend and that would surely be viewed with strangeness from other cultures. However, around the world, the customs that revolve around the links are far, far more than we think, from ours.
The same happens with the strange wedding cultures that revolve around the way to conquer or woo our half-orange. For example, in Western countries, we celebrate Valentine’s Day, as a designated date to give a gift to our partner or have some kind of symbolic detail. For all this, and in case you want to take note of any of these customs and do something different for your future link, here we tell you strange wedding cultures and ways of wooing a couple that is made all over the world and that surely not knew.
Whale teeth for the father-in-law
In Fiji, men have to find a rather unusual gift before they can ask for the hand of a woman in marriage: the groom must appear before his father-in-law with a whale’s tooth.
Rain of trash
In Scotland, there is a particularly unpleasant pre-wedding tradition, in which the bride and groom have to be showered with garbage, including rotten eggs and fish. The Scots believe that if a couple can stand this, their marriage will be able to withstand anything.
Monthly Valentine’s Day
In South Korea it is a very loving country: they have matching costumes for couples, dishes for lovebirds on all menus, and an endless series of romantic holidays. In fact, on the 14th of each month, some Korean couples celebrate Valentine’s Day, buying special gifts to each other.
In Kyrgyzstan, an old saying goes that the tears on the wedding day augur a happy marriage. In spite of being illegal, in many rural areas of the country, the abduction of the bride is a habitual and accepted way to get a wife.
Charge Championship with wife
Every year in Sonkarjävi, Finland, competitors from all over the world gather to participate in a race where they have to transport their wives on their backs.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
In a solemn and somewhat gloomy act, many Russians choose to marry in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of Moscow.
The Padlocks of Love Bridge
This tradition has become very popular all over the world but is thought to have started in Rome, Italy. The ritual is that the couple writes their name on a padlock and put it, closed, on the railing of the bridge. Then they must throw the key to the river. Many believe that the ritual symbolizes that these two people will be together forever.