Weddings are one of the most dreamed events for some couples. It is amazing how each culture, country, religion has different types of organization and also wedding traditions, today we will tell you about the different rituals that are made in this event that many couples dream about and that you will discover in your travels around the world.
Can you imagine that the brides should put some sugar inside the gloves, as a way to worship their union or that after the ceremony the couple should cut a large trunk in half with the help of a saw as a symbol of a union? Well, these and others, we will talk about in this article. Of the most curious wedding traditions worldwide.
13 curious wedding traditions from around the world
Bring salt and bread in your pockets.
In Germany, the tradition is that the bride must bring salt and bread in her pocket to ensure abundance, and the groom is responsible for carrying grain cereal, to give health and luck.
Cut a wooden log as a symbol of teamwork
We talk about Germany where your fiance is must show a lot of strength in his arms. The reason is the tradition called “Baumstamm Sägen”, which consists of cutting a large wooden log in half, with the help of a saw. This represents teamwork and the ability they will have to overcome difficulties during the marriage.
Check the purity of the bride
In the Gypsy culture, there is a ritual that determines if the bride still retains her virginity, the so-called “handkerchief test” is performed to check the purity of the bride on the same wedding day. Sometimes, it is also called “town hall.”
Greece, rituals of prosperity and good luck
Here they have two traditions, one is to wish good luck to the couple, and it is done by breaking dishes and the other is to cover them with bills to do the “dance of money” to attract prosperity to marriage.
Swedish Bridal Rituals
In Sweden the bride usually puts a silver and gold coin in each shoe, her father offers her the Silver coin and her mother the gold coin, making sure she never goes without them.
A tradition from Ancient Rome
From Ancient Rome, this tradition of the wedding cake dates back. Where a piece of bread is broken on the head of the bride for good fertility at the wedding ceremony.
The particular signs of good luck
In Egypt, a particular wedding tradition consists of pinching the bride on her wedding day, by the women invited to the celebration. This is a sign of luck.
Greek weddings are full of symbols and wedding traditions, in addition to being reputed to be very fun and cheerful. In Greece, one of the traditions of the brides is to put some sugar inside the gloves, as a way to worship their union; or a small package saved because this ensures a sweet marriage.
A particular walk through the town
In Scotland, the tradition is to fill the couple with feathers, fish, flour and even dirt and walk them all over the town. There are two reasons why they can do this. One is for both of them to understand what the other is going through and support each other and also to protect themselves from evil spirits.
Rituals of mental and physical strength
In South Korea the ritual has to do with punishment, if your boyfriend never wanted to learn to dance, this is the perfect moment. Since after the ceremony, he will have to take off his shoes to whip his feet, while he must answer several questions. In order to make people laugh, and not only cause pain to the boyfriend. Therefore, it is a test of mental and physical strength.
Spiritual destiny breaking a cup
In order to remember the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem. Jewish weddings have a tradition that involves the husband breaking a glass cup with his foot; which also identifies the couple with their spiritual destiny. In the end, you cannot miss the bride and groom in the chairs while trying to be close to a kiss. You can enjoy these rituals more on a journey through highlights of the Holy Land.
In Italy during the party a glass must be broken that will determine the years of happiness of the new married couple, the number of pieces that come out will be equal to the years of happiness.
In France, the strength for your wedding night is not served in a glass
The newlyweds were forced to drink the leftovers of the drink that was given at their wedding in a potty, although now it is replaced with chocolate or champagne it is still served in the potty. The intention is to give strength to the bride and groom for their wedding night.