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A pair of newlywed Muslim bride and groom seated for prayers at 'pelamin' (a decorated newlywed seating at the main stage) in wedding reception, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

Brides’ Prices And Arranged Marriages In African Cultural Traditions

The women have been considered valuable in African cultural traditions since ancient times. In fact it is not unique with Africa. The women have been considered a commodity all over the world during these centuries.

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Polygamy And Other African Tribal Customs

Polygamy is a main feature of African tribal customs…
Christianity and Western values are influencing the African society for monogamous relationships. However, Islamic permission for polygamy has trengthened the African tribal customs

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Other African Tribal Customs

A traditional African wedding is a complex pack of divergent customs, rituals and events. The influence of Islam, Christianity and Western values is imminent. However, African public prefers to follow their centuries old African tribal customs with a lot of

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Do African Traditions Promulgate Forced Marriages?

The role of tribes and families is important in African traditions of marriage. Most of the marriages are arranged by the families of the marrying partners. The women are 

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Vietnamese Wedding Traditions

What are Vietnamese wedding traditions?
This question can not be answered unless you realize that Vietnamese life revolves around the welfare of the community in which they live. Their

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Thai Brides In Old And New Thai Marriage Customs

Thai brides have freedom of choice in Thai marriage customs. They can choose their partners from among the men of their acquaintance.
In old times, the sexual prudishness and repressive attitudes towards 

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Superstitions In Scottish Wedding Traditions

Scottish wedding traditions are considered a primary source of the most of the western world marriage superstitions. Here are a few of such superstitions that you may found in Scottish culture..

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Betrothal Is Binding In Jewish Marriage Customs

n Jewish marriage customs, the betrothal is as binding as marriage. You will find that it can only be undone by divorce on proper grounds–such as the bride not being found a virgin.Next in the ceremonial order is the placement

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Ancient Jewish Wedding Customs And Torah

Do you know that the Ancient Jewish Wedding customs are governed by the Torah or the sacred book of the Jews?
Interestingly, Jewish weddings are arranged by the parents of the bride and the groom and you would find that

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Japanese Wedding Traditions; Ancient And Modern Styles

Do you know that Japanese wedding traditions vary from family to family? Everybody does not conduct the same ceremonies?
Today, there are still many people who

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Hindu Wedding Traditions

Before marriage the most important function in the Hindu wedding traditions is Mehendi or Henna ceremony. The date for this ceremony is also determined by a reading of the horoscope of the bride and the groom. This is largely a female function and all

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Hindu Marriage Customs (Part-1)

You must be aware that the Hindu marriage customs and traditions have been derived from the practices that have been enshrined in Vedic texts and have been handed down the generations.

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Orthodox Greek Wedding Traditions And Church Wedding Ceremonies

Greece is a fascinating part of world as far as Greek wedding traditions go. If you are a Greek and plan to have a traditional Greek wedding, you will find many of the Greek wedding customs 

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Colors In French Wedding Customs

In French wedding customs, the wedding venue is often decorated with a silken canopy, flowers, incense and traditional romantic music is played as demanded by the French wedding traditions. Orange blossoms are

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Ancient French Wedding Traditions

In ancient French wedding traditions the social and economic standing of the bride and the groom were important considerations for any marriage contract. This way most of the marriages were convenience marriages.

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Filipino Wedding Customs

Pa-alam or wedding announcement to elders of bride’s family is considered a must in Filipino wedding customs…
However, once it is completed, you will find that the couple must visit the family priest or the parish priest as per the Filipino wedding customs. This is

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Filipino Wedding Traditions And Spanish Influence

Filipino wedding traditions are strongly influenced by Spanish traditions. It is not only Filipino wedding customs but you can observe Spanish influence in all walks of life. It does not mean that Philippines love Spain very much. In

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Marriages Were Arranged In Elizabethan Wedding Customs

In Elizabethan wedding customs, the woman and the man had no say in their marriages and most the weddings were arranged by their families. Their emotions were given no weight at all.

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Egyptian Marriage Customs

Did you know that the Egyptians were the first people to frame laws for marriage? Most of the Egyptian marriage customs follow the laws made under the influence of religion of the people.
To ancient and modern Egyptians

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Christian Wedding Traditions At Pre-Wedding

Christian wedding traditions may be termed as the oldest existing customs of the cultured world. Christian Marriages are considered to be an institution ordained by God and the relationship between a husband and a

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Chinese Wedding Customs Are Simple But Enjoyable

In Chinese wedding customs the groom has to bear all the wedding expenses and make all the necessary arrangements for the wedding. The arrangement begins with arranging the date of the wedding by studying 

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Chinese Wedding Traditions Before Wedding Ceremony

Specific Chinese wedding traditions vary in detail across the length and breadth of China. However, all Chinese marriages have six basic rituals known as three letters and six etiquette.
The three letters include the request

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Wedding Customs In Bulgarian Culture

Did you know that Bulgarian culture of wedding has roots in customs practiced 500 years ago? Most of the traditions that were practiced then are still practiced today. The wedding is considered to be one of the most

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Argentinean Wedding Traditions

Argentinean wedding traditions are as rich as culture and traditions of the land. Its old heritage and its customs that date back decades have influenced the Argentinean weddings to a large extent. Argentinean weddings are

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Arabian Culture And Wedding Traditions

You will find that Arabian culture is clannish and the Arabian wedding traditions are closely associated with their religious and social beliefs. In majority of Arabian lands the wedding traditions are akin to Islamic marriage

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African Wedding Traditions And Influences Of West And Islam

Today’s African wedding traditions date back to thousands of years. It has never been a marriage between two persons but a bond between two tribes. Even today a marriage means a union of two

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The Engagement, Henna And Nikah In Afghan Marriage Customs

Engagement is an essential part of Afghan marriage customs. The groom’s family members and elders visit the home of the bride on a specified date. They bring with them sweets and gifts

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Afghan Marriage Traditions And Prevailing Laws

Afghan marriage traditions are family and community oriented affairs. The celebrations are three day long events. Everyone in the immediate family and the extended family is invited to the wedding. Friends of the family

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16th Century Marriage Customs And Their Influence On Modern World

Did you know that many of the marriage customs that we practice originated in the 16th century? Many 16th century marriage customs like the wedding cake or the wedding rings are