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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

If you thought the wedding tradition of "something old, something new..." is odd, read about some other unusual wedding traditions from around the world. For instance, in Scotland there is a tradition known as blackening of the bride.

This involves dumping flour, tar, spoiled food (and whatever else they can get their hands on) on the bride and groom. The ritual is meant to ward off evil spirits. Hope the bride doesn't spend too much on her wedding dress!

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage."

HINT: (1483 - 1546), was a German friar, priest and professor of theology who was a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

In South Asian weddings, the bridesmaids steal the groom's shoes and hide them on the day of the wedding, forcing him to be shoeless at the reception. The younger crowd gathers to take part in a negotiation of how much money the bridesmaids should get for the shoes.

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In parts of Malaysia, newlywed couples aren't allowed to go to the washroom for three days and nights after their wedding. It's believed that it will bring back luck, such as divorce or infertility.

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In Danish weddings, if the bride or groom leaves the other's side, the remaining spouse gets swarmed with kisses from the wedding party until their better half returns.

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Weddings in Cuba can be difficult to afford. To have enough money for the honeymoon, the guests at the wedding do a money dance. Every man who dances with the bride pins money on your dress.

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At Jewish weddings at which the parents' last child is married, a special dance called the Mizinke is performed. The bride and groom give the parents crowns of flowers to wear, and guests make a circle and dance around them, coming forward to wish them 'mazel tov.'

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In Yemen, the groom's father throws raisins on the ground for guests to pick up. Raisins are meant to symbolize happiness for the happy couple.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage."

ANSWER: Martin Luther.

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