Marriage Customs in Asia

From India to Indonesia, China to Japan, Asia has a wealth of great nations, religions and practices. Below we investigate some of the more substantial kinds that have survived the test of time with regards to weddings and relationship.

A Mehndi Festival

A Mehndi Meeting 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 decorated with henna.

An important and symbolic bride custom known as the Chinese wedding or Guo Da Li service occurs to mark the beginning of a proper proposal between the princess's and groom's households. 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 kazakhstan brides the bride is usually escorted to her father's household by male members of her family who greet them at the entrance. She typically wears a purple trousers, blouse, or other piece of clothing, and is often adorned with gold and silver jewelry, particularly a necklace made of dome-shaped bells called Kalire, which is said to protect against bad. The bride and groom therefore exchange pledges at a northern ceremony on a raised platform known as the Mandap, which is similar to the Mandap.