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  • Use Of A Wedding Ring
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    When it comes to planning a wedding, people have to worry not only about food, flowers, and what they wear, they also have to honor many traditions, even if they don't understand their origins or meanings. However, to not follow these traditions, understood or not, might mean bad luck for the marriage or, at the very least, disgruntled wedding guests. Every culture cherishes its own marriage traditions and superstitions. Many are not understood but are still seriously followed because 'it's alwa...
  • Bride And Groom Like The Dead
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    Marriage and Funeral in Classical Athens Marriage in Classical Athens was inevitable. It was a part of life. Everyone had to get married, just as everyone had to someday face death. Although most people would not see a connection between marriage and death, the Greeks did. Both define an irreversible physical change-the loss of virginity and the loss of life. This idea of loss, rebirth, and renewal are present in both wedding and funeral. This is evident in the way wedding and funeral ceremonies...
  • India Dowry Deaths
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    Silenced by their culture large populations of women in India tolerate abuse and subsequent death because they have provided insufficient dowry. In a culture that is male dominated women are raised to be servants to their husbands often arranged to marry a man that they have never met. Women that are beaten or just unhappy must suppress their feelings to keep their husbands blissful or face shame and be turned away by their own families. Indian womens household must pay a dowry for the privilege...
  • Cultural Traditions In Mongolian Weddings
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    Stanley Stewart's "From the Empire of Genghis Khan" is a highly inspiring travel writing filled with hilarious plots vividly portrayed in chronological, fully-detailed, easily followed events. The extract is about a "Mongolian Wedding" which Stewart attended. The extract is very precise as Stewart uses time keywords in chronological order such as "Throughout the evening", "In the morning", "By mid afternoon" and "At four o'clock" at the beginning of each paragraph making it easy for readers to f...
  • Bride And Groom
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    Kin van is when the bride is given something of nominal value from the groom. In ancient times, coins were given. But recently rings have replaced those coins. Rings have replaced those coins because their known as the gift of choice. However, in Jewish weddings, the ring has to belong to the groom, and be made of only solid metal without any gems of any kind on them. The rabbis had thought that if the rings wasnt at a high value then that may cause the bride to actually reconsider to marry some...
  • Jewish Wedding The Bride And Groom
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    Different cultures, different customs very different traditions. That's the way of weddings. Every religion, region and country has different wedding traditions. There are close similarities, yet they are still very different. I am most familiar with the traditional Catholic wedding but there are many other ways of celebrating such a joyous occasion. In thirteenth century Scotland, the announcement of intended marriages was a process of banns of marriage. Although this has recently been outdated...
  • Compare And Contrast Vietnamese And American Wedding
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    Comparing Weddings of two cultures Weddings are part of every culture throughout the world. It is natural for a person to grow up, get marry, and start a family. However there are significant differences between weddings of every culture. People in Vietnam emphasize wedding more on customs and traditions. It usually takes more time in Vietnam than in United States to prepare for a wedding. Comparing to the casual wedding in United States, wedding in Vietnam are more complex, especially the cerem...
  • Relatives And Friends Of The Bridegroom
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    Salman Ali 03-16-99 An Unusual Wedding Ceremony Ever been to an unusual wedding ceremony? Perhaps not, because very rarely have we been invited to a wedding ceremony that is other than a formal and a well-mannered event. Our familiarization with the wedding ceremony, however, is in sharp contrast with the traditional marriage ceremony of the Momna community, a minority group in eastern Pakistan from where I come. In this community, the marriage ceremony lasts for two days, with rituals that are ...
  • Several Types Of Roman Marriage
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    Marriages in matrimonium iu stum (a legal union) had three requirements: both partners must have coniubium, and age and consent. A valid marriage was very important because it would affect the inheritance rights of both the children produced and husband to wife / wife to husband inheritance. Coniubium was the right to marry (described further in the following section). Age refers to the fact the couple is expected to have reached puberty. Also it was acceptable for a man to marry a girl young en...

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