We have plenty dose of Indian ceremonies. They’re pretty long, but we love them as they’re full of energy and colors. If there is one Asian wedding ceremony that can compete with them, it would definitely be the Korean tea ceremony or Paebaek. Not only it has the vibrant colors, but the bride and groom will also play few fun games!
Here is a better description from Weddingbee:
“In Korean tradition, the marriage between a man and a woman represents the joining of two families, rather than the joining of two individuals. This ceremony was originally intended as a way for the bride to pay her respects to the groom’s family, with whom she traditionally lived with after the wedding.
The engaged couple will enter together dressed in ceremonial Korean wedding attire called hanbok. Their parents, the honorees, will be seated in front of a table laden with various edibles and tea (or soju – rice wine). The couple will bow deeply to the honorees, then kneel as one pours tea/soju. Once each honoree drinks the tea/soju, they impart wisdom, advice or a wish for the couple’s future.
Finally, the honorees will throw dates (symbolizing girls) and chestnuts (symbolizing boys) which the bride will try to catch in her skirt. According to legend, the number of dates and chestnuts caught signifies how many children she will bear. Later in the evening, the couple is supposed to eat the dates and chestnuts that were caught.”
throwing of sweet dates
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