Cultures of marriage in Asia

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From India to Indonesia, China to Japan, Asia has a wealth of amazing faiths, sects and cultures. Below we investigate some of the more important people that have survived the test of time with regards to weddings and marriage.

A Mehndi Festival

A Mehndi Festival is an important pre-wedding ritual that takes place in many Asian cultures and involves the application of intricate henna designs on the hands and feet of the bride. This is thought to bring good luck, fertility and prosperity to the couple. This ceremony is often accompanied by music and dancing and it is customary for the bride’s female friends and relatives to also get their hands sexy japanese girls decorated with henna.

An important and metaphorical marriage custom known as the Chinese betrothal or Guo Da Li meeting occurs to mark the beginning of a conventional relationship between the princess’s and groom’s families. At this ceremony, which is typically followed by a family dinner party, several gift exchanges, including the Pin Li ( betrothal ang pao ) and Jia Zhuang ( bride’s dowry ).

During this ceremony the wife is usually escorted to her father’s apartment by female members of her family who greet them at the entrance. She typically wears a purple trousers, sweater, or other piece of clothing, and is often adorned with gold and silver jewelry, particularly a collar made of dome-shaped bells called Kalire, which is said to protect against bad. The bride and groom subsequently exchange vows at a northern marriage on a raised platform known as the Mandap, which is similar to the Mandap, where they make them promises.

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