Peculiar wedding traditions – Morocco, France and Poland
If you believed that you have many hardships and many boring traditions that you must respect on your wedding day, prepare to learn some things about some of the most peculiar wedding traditions, throughout the world. However, the following lines are also helpful for those belonging to the countries we are about to mention and who do not know much about wedding customs in their countries.
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Let’s begin with Morocco and Muslim wedding! One could say that the joy of these nuptials will never end. Are you curious to know why? Well, according to tradition Muslim weddings last three to seven days. So, in Morocco the wedding party often lasts seven days.
In the first day of the wedding the bride must follow a ritual of purification by taking a milk bath. If past tradition says that the bride’s hands and feet are to be painted (Beberiska), today the brides only anoint their hands with henna. In order to show the wedding guests that the bride has enough outfits, she changes her clothes several times. Actually, there isn’t a specific wedding dress and usually the outfit, which displays strong colors, is made of fine and expensive fabrics.
If you want to get married in France, you must have a cup with two handles, in case you want to follow the tradition. The French tradition says that the wedding couples must drink from a cup with two handles, which often comes from generation to generation and as a result it has a great sentimental value.
Also, in case you didn’t know, the tossing of the bouquet is derived from a French custom. The wedding attendants, believed that the bride’s dress will bring them good luck and as a result they torn up some pieces of the dress. Because the brides were facing an embarrassing situation, they came up with the idea of the tossing of the bouquet.
If throughout the world it is a common habit for the bride and groom to prepare they first dance moment a few months before the wedding, you should learn that in Poland, this dance is … bought! To be more precise, the wedding guests put some money in the bride’s wedding, which the bridesmaids gather and give to the bride and groom for their honeymoon. This interesting custom is also popular in Cuba. Maybe it should become familiar all over the world!
This is the first part of peculiar wedding customs throughout the world. If you are curious and want to learn more about wedding traditions, you should also read the sequel of this article.
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