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Much as weddings are supposed to be happy events, there are some wedding traditions that leaves one wondering if this is true. But then, we are in a world of different colours, races and preferences.

China: Although weddings are usually accompanied by tears, brides and females of the Tujia people in China take matters to a whole new level. Starting one whole month in advance, the bride starts to cry for one hour every day.

Ten days into the ordeal the mom joins the picture, and then ten days later the grandmother does the same. By the end of the month every female in the family is crying alongside the bride. Why? Well, it’s actually supposed to be an expression of joy as the women weep in different tones, kind of like a song…a very salty, wet song.

There is a group of people called the Daur that live in Chinese Inner Mongolia. In order to finalise the wedding date the bride and groom are required to kill a baby chick while holding the knife together. They then proceed to gut the chick and inspect its liver.

If the liver looks good then they are allowed to set a date. If not, then they have to repeat the process until they find a satisfactory liver.

Borneo: For tribes of the Tidong community in Northern Borneo, newly married couples are required to be confined to their house while not emptying their bowels, or urinating for three days and nights. Bonding time?

India: Women born as Mangliks (an astrological combination when Mars and Saturn are both under the 7th house) are thought to be cursed and likely to cause their husband an early death. In order to ward off this curse they must be married first…to a tree. The tree is then destroyed and the curse is broken. Poor tree.

Kenya: At a Massai wedding it is not uncommon to see the bride’s father bless his daughter by spitting on her head and breasts before she leaves the village with her new husband.

French Polynesia: On the Maruesas Islands after the wedding reception is over the relatives of the bride all lay side by side in the dirt, face down. The bride and groom then walk across them like some sort of human rug. Wonder how it would be if one, or both, of the newlyweds is a plus size

Congo: if you want to ruin someone’s wedding in Congo just hire a comedian. In order for the marriage to be taken seriously the bride and groom are not allowed to smile throughout the entire ceremony.

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