The Five Most Interesting Wedding Traditions From Around The World

Interesting Wedding Traditions: Cupid’s Arrows

Interesting Wedding Traditions Yugur Celebration

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While the shooting of Cupid’s arrows, a woman riding a white stallion, and a battle between families might conjure images of a Harlequin romance gone awry, in reality those events are little more than the traditional wedding ceremony of the Yugur people. Residing in China’s Gansu province, the Yugur ethnic group puts most Western wedding ceremonies to shame in terms of time and grandeur. Yugur wedding ceremonies typically last for over 48 hours, wherein all of the aforementioned customs take place.

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Six Surprising Author Facts That Are Bound To Blow Your Mind

Author Facts: Roald Dahl

As one of the world’s best loved children’s authors, the last thing you’d expect of Roald Dahl is that he’d be a real life James Bond. During World War II, Dahl got a taste of the bad guys, an action-packed lifestyle and a fair share of his very own dashing Dahl girls as a British undercover spy.

A dab hand in the RAF, Dahl took down German pilots single handedly. According to letters he kept during his time as wing commander, after a long day’s work, his sexual conquests ranged from the heiress of a Standard Oil fortune to a glamorous congresswoman, with countless other women falling at his feet.

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The Weirdest Wedding Traditions In The World

Blackening Scotland Tradition

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Weddings are meant to be one of the happiest days in the lives of two devoted partners, but there are a few wacky wedding customs from around the world that can throw a spanner in the works. From throwing soot over the bride to banging pots and pans on the couple’s wedding night, some traditions are just plain weird.

Blackening of the Bride and Groom

Blackening Wedding Traditon

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Up in the Highlands of Scotland, there lies an age-old wedding custom that quite literally puts the bride and groom in a sticky situation. The ‘Blackening of the Bride’ ritual involves throwing treacle, soot and flour, at the happy couple to ward off evil spirits that might undermine their marriage. Nowadays, it’s a good excuse for the in-laws to hurl things at the bride and it’s believed that if you can endure the blackening, then you can handle marriage.

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