Tibetan wedding - a combination of modern and ancient traditions of China's Tibet. And the source of these traditions was the plight of the Tibetans. Here, women are allowed to have several husbands.
In Tibet, polyandry is developed, which is due to severe economic conditions. Poor families can not gather up a dowry for the bride, and so when one of the brothers married, the other brothers and father in law have the opportunity to take the girl to his wife and himself. The property is in such a marriage becomes the property of the older child and younger have a right to all to enjoy. Marriage bed all men visit in turn and becomes a sign for the other shoes, standing near the door.
No one has ever raised the issue of paternity and the children are considered to be common. Despite the fact that, in fact, a girl can be perfect to settle down, the competition among women is increasing. All families are missing, and forced the girls to aspire to be as attractive as possible.
Premarital sex is considered the norm and girls wear as jewelry necklace, where each coin - a gift to another admirer. Foreigners give coral beads, and if a girl has such insertion into a necklace, it is valued especially for her is a real hunt.
If an unmarried woman becomes pregnant, the father of a young girl working for a family about a month during the birth, and then the girl's parents blessed him and released. No one owes nothing to.
Tibet was captured by the Chinese in 1950, while more were killed 1, 2 million people in Tibet, ruined temples. Residents went to the city of India, where the standard of living was hard and difficult. Therefore, matrimonial customs of Tibet is not fiction, but a real fact. Many Tibetans are still sitting in prison, where they are killed for refusing to accept the religion and culture of the Chinese. Residents of EU countries are trying to promote the revival of Tibetan culture, but so far have not reached so considerable successes.
Today, many cities in Tibet have become a springboard for the introduction of Chinese culture. It is basically a trading port, thanks to whom survive remote areas.
Modern humans evolved a bit position, but the essence remains the same. Women still can have two or more husbands. A celebration of weddings is simply wonderful. Somehow women just love handkerchiefs. And very happy when they give to the wedding.
At the wedding dress in traditional costumes, while in everyday life are increasingly inconspicuous loose clothing.
Early in the morning the bride bids farewell to the house, with tears in his society friends. The groom's uncle on the maternal side comes the bride, evaluates it. With him coming and groomsmen.
For romance can come on a white horse, the more that the white horse - the symbol of the very best in the life of Tibetans. And after was taken to the house of the groom bride sentimental songs sung in the style:
They took our beloved.
Take care of her, and we wish you all the best.
And we'll throw roses all the way.
In response, the groomsmen also sing:
Please, leave us alone.
We will be able to take care of the bride.
She will be happy.
The bride carried in her arms and try to make it as small as possible touching the feet of the earth, and her head was covered with a red veil as a sign that it is completely says goodbye to his family of some sort.
Before the bride dressed in wedding clothes, the bride wash milk, wash the body of salt and vinegar, so it did not leave luck. Zapletal elaborate hairstyles.
Maternal uncle of the bride is the most guest of honor at the wedding. The groom's family, and the bride with all trying to please him.
There is a tradition that the groom, after come into the house and saw the bride and her friend wrapped in clothes with his head. The groom has to guess who is his wife. Then he chanted prayers, and then daryatsya gifts, and guests help themselves with fruit, tea with milk, nuts and various sweets. Generally sweet food more than satisfying.
My uncle and toastmaster at the same time: he begins the ceremony, led by general holiday. Guests dressed in national costumes.
The Tibetan people have a whole opening ceremony of wine and sprinkling holy water on the wedding participants, which means that the request to the spirits of the blessing.
On the second day of the wedding the bride's uncle drove the bride to his father's home. Behind them lay a red ribbon, in which the bride then returns to her husband's house.
White is considered sacred, so the wedding give white scarves, and even the bride and groom give the flour serves as a symbol of fertility and fecundity. By the way, the first white scarf gets exactly uncle.
On paper, the prints do horses. This cult of worship of the sacred horse. Images of horses thrown off a cliff, watching the wind takes them. This is also the worship of the gods: the horse brings blessings and good fortune to a young family. Above the houses Tibetans can often see the white flag, which resembles a white horse running. This means that soon the luck will come to the house.
The celebration usually lasts 3-4 days.
P.S. Almost at every post comments on foreign sites local bloggers affect specific similarity. Many assert that "such lavish wedding - it is very expensive for a single man." It can be concluded that the reality is much more modest, as we see pictures of weddings of the rich families.