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Online discussion: Cultural Wedding(Part 1) 02/20/2018

Posted By Francisca Lopez Meigs (Lopez), Thursday, March 1, 2018


Online Discussion Wedding Cultural & Traditions Part 1

February 20, 2018 @ 11:00 AM


We discussed African, Chinese, Czech, Danish, and Dutch Wedding

Even though weddings around the world have many differences, they also have many of the same traditions.  Discussing many ways that the cultures cross lines of tradition was a big part of the online discussion.

For example:

African culture uses the henna tattoo just like the Muslim and Hindu culture.

African culture primary colors are red and gold just like the Chinese culture.

The Chinese people use red just like the Indian culture.

The something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue comes from the Czech culture. That is one of the most shared traditions utilized worldwide.

Just like the Dutch many other cultures have adopted the wish tree by using polaroid photos.

Just like the Filipino tradition many brides believe that white is the color of good luck for he weeding any other color signifies bad luck.

African culture primary color is purple and god. They jump over a broom a sign of an open declaration of settling down in a marriage relationship.

Chinese tradition is to use lucky number for their wedding date like (11/11, 8/8,10/10).  The primary color for the wedding is red especially for the bride’s attire.  Red is the color of happiness.  Gold is also favored color, as is a sign of wealth. They also utilize the (xi) symbol, that’s stand for double happiness.

Czech culture the bridesmaid’s ma a wreath of rosemary for the bride as a sign of wisdom, love and loyalty.  Rice is used as a sign of fertility.  The owner of the restaurant or reception breaks a plate as glass cullet bring happiness.  The something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue comes from the Czech culture.

Danish the groom walks his mother down the aisle. He escorts her to a seat and then takes his place. A wish tree is utilized.

Dutch use a wish tree net to the groom and brides table.  Colorful ribbon and paper leaves are placed at guest place setting. The guest then writes a special note on the leaves for the couple. A pine tree is planted as part of the ceremony as a sign of fertility.

Filipino bride and groom both wear white on the weeding dress.  Wearing a different color is bad luck.  The groom wears a special shirt (Barong Tagalog). 

Tags:  #culturalweddingpart1 

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