Georgian wedding traditions
Real Georgian wedding – this is a beautiful, entertaining and rich holiday with observance of all original customs of Georgian people. The first rule of Georgian wedding – is abundance of invited guests. Sometimes their number reaches several hundreds. By the way, refuse to come to the wedding – impossible. Since this is a big insult for the inviting party, and sometimes that starts with it long-term enmity of two families.
Family creation in Georgia consists of three stages: machackova — a proposal, “nishnoba” — the betrothal and “kortsili” – wedding. Although today parents frequently do not participate in the selection of the bride or groom for their children, as it was relatively recently, the role of the family in marriage remains very high. The marriage must be approved by relatives. To this step both families fit very responsibly. And try to find out more about potential relatives. And only then they give consent to marriage proposal. Well, when all formalities are observed behind; it is time for the ceremony of betrothal.
The beautiful custom the groom, with the bride’s entering their future house, climbs to the roof and unleashes a white bird. Then the newlyweds are offered a wedding glass of wine. Continue reading
One of the important stages in a person’s life is the wedding, marriage and the beginning of family life. Like any other major event, the wedding is shrouded in various customs and traditions. Customs vary from country to country and social status of the newlyweds, but some of these traditions international. Of course, in wedding customs can not believe it, but to trace the history of their origin is quite interesting.
The exchange of rings
The custom of exchanging rings came to us from very ancient times. Even the ancient Egyptians changed rings and after this ritual became husband and wife. The ring meant a loyalty to each other for life. However, the Egyptians wore the ring on the middle finger of the right hand, so believed that there is a kind of artery of love. In some Asian countries still wear wedding rings on the middle finger.
In many countries there is a custom to beat the dishes at the wedding. This, oddly enough, original Russian custom. On the second day of the wedding beat clay pots to check the chastity of the bride. If the pot was broken into many pieces, so the bride before the wedding was immaculate. The more pieces – the happier they promised to be married.
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Quite exciting and interesting ceremonies and customs of the peoples of Central Asia who are associated with the matchmaking, engagement and wedding. Activities such as payment of dowry, the dowry of the bride, wedding games, the exchange of clothes between new relatives and other typical ritual actions in our time are followed with rigour.
The Central Asian peoples are traditionally developed 2 models of marriage. The first model included the so-called distant marriages, i.e. when it was forbidden to marry the relatives to the seventh generation in the male line. The second model involved the marriages among cousins, which was between the children of brothers are rare in the borders of a big family.
For Kazakhs, part of the Kirghiz and Karakalpaks typical model is the first version of the wedding. The Tajiks . Uzbeks and Turkmens also observed the second model. But the fact that the majority of the peoples of Central Asia were nomadic peoples. As a result of numerous invasions and wars they have changed the essence of family and tribal relations.
A single form for different variations of the choice of marital partner among Central Asian peoples remains a dowry, i.e. when the groom’s family to get the bride, was obliged to pay the bride’s family, the Deposit mainly in the form Continue reading