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6 Extraordinary Wedding Traditions From Around The Globe

It’s one of the universal traditions in the world. But, it can be celebrated in different ways by everyone. Each culture has its own ways of making someone’s special day extra special.

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1) Releasing doves, Philippines

The releasing of doves is a beautiful tradition from the Philippines where wedding couple releases a pair of doves (male and female) to symbolize harmony and peace. The cage of dove should be opened by the wedding couple by pulling the cord together to assure a happy home, good fortune, and ever- lasting love.

2) Log Cutting Ceremony, Germany

When a little girl is born in Germany, a number of trees are planted in her honour and when the couple took part in the wedding ceremony, where they cut a log in half symbolise to work together and face the obstacles that may come throughout their marriage.

3) Blackening, Scotland

Blackening in Scottish wedding tradition is becoming increasingly popular among the couples where both are taken out on the day before their wedding and put anything from liquid, flour, treacle to custard to make them dirty as possible before they are coated in feathers.

4) Spitting on the bride, Kenya

At a wedding ceremony on Kenya, the father of the bride blesses his daughter by spitting on her head and breasts so as not to jinx their good fortune.

5) Polterabend, Germany

Germans have their fair share of unique traditions of Polterabend, in which family and friends broke dishware outside the homes regarded in Germany as a symbol of good luck.

6) Wedding Veil: UK

It is unlucky for the groom to see the bride on the wedding day before the mother of the bride dressed up for the occasion. The wedding veil rises the beauty and charm as well as wards off evil spirits. Another reason is that during the times of arranged marriages the bride’s face would be covered until the groom had committed to the marriage.

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