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17 March 2023

When it comes to matrimony tradition, each culture has its own unique and beloved persuits. Some are funny, while others can easily become downright odd. The shouts of men birds matching in the new world in Papua New Guinea have found their very own way in to wedding ceremonies, where men color themselves with feathers and serenade their prospective brides in a bid to woo all of them. Historically, this was a well known ceremony between indigenous people in Papua New Guinea.

Before the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom might gather all their closest family and friends and start the original preparation for their big day. The Lautari (traditional musicians) would sing themed tracks such as “Ia-ti mireasa ziua buna” (Bride’s farewell). The bride and bridegroom would place flowers prove chests, prepare the ties and shave themselves and even lift off the veil in front of the reflection. This was to be sure they are willing to tie the knot and not really a moment overdue!

During the ceremony, it is tradition for the couple to support hands and pray before being married. They are also instructed to sips of wine with each other after which throw grain and blossoms at the end. This is certainly a symbol of virility and abundance in their long run.

In Cuba, when it’s prevalent for the bride to dance with her guests, the girl does and so at a price. The man who dances with her must flag cash to her apparel, which is supposed to help pay for her wedding and honeymoon.

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