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[Net-Gold] GLOBAL: MARRIAGE: TRADITIONS: CUSTOMS: CULTURE: Wedding Traditions and Customs

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  • David P. Dillard
    Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2007 10:08:43 EST From: BradLin000@aol.com Reply-To: Net-Gold@yahoogroups.com To: Net-Gold@yahoogroups.com Subject: [Net-Gold] GLOBAL:
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 1, 2007
      Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2007 10:08:43 EST
      From: BradLin000@...
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      To: Net-Gold@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Net-Gold] GLOBAL: MARRIAGE: TRADITIONS: CUSTOMS: CULTURE: Wedding
      Traditions and Customs


      GLOBAL: MARRIAGE: TRADITIONS: CUSTOMS:
      CULTURE: Wedding Traditions and Customs


      Wedding Traditons and Customs
      http://www.worldweddingtraditions.com/


      Wedding Traditons and Customs around the World
      Bridal Customs in different Countries

      The word ���wed��� is derived from the ancient Greek word
      for ���pledge.��� And that���s exactly what a wedding is, no
      matter what country it takes place in, no matter what
      culture it���s part of. To wed is to pledge yourself to
      another. There are few acts we perform that are more
      pure or more beautiful than the act of marriage.

      The pledge that lasts a lifetime.

      Marriage is the most solemn pledge we make in our
      lifetimes. Traditionally the wedding pledge is made in
      front of family and friends who take special pains to
      stand up and witness our pledge. The wedding pledge
      is to be true and faithful and loving to another human
      being. To wed is both the most basic of all human
      pledges, and at the same time the most sublime.

      Marriage carries with it the most solemn of promises,
      but it also embodies the potential for the greatest joy
      of human existence ��� the pure joy that flows from two
      hearts beating as one. There are few joys in life as
      deep or as long lasting as the joy that springs from
      the well of true love and a lasting marriage.

      If we are lucky, we find our one, true soul mate.

      We even have a term for it: soul mates. Two people,
      individual but at the same time inextricably a part of
      each other, so in-tune with the wants and the needs
      and the desires of the other that often words are not
      necessary. A mere glance between two lovers speaks
      volumes.

      In almost all cultures the marriage ceremony ends with
      the bride and groom exchanging a kiss. The wedding kiss
      transcends cultures, it bridges tribes, it is one of the very
      few things that bind all of us together as human beings.
      From ancient times to the modern day, from the deepest
      jungles to the tallest skyscrapers, the wedding kiss
      symbolizes for all people everywhere the physical uniting
      of two souls.

      Marriage is the strongest bond the world has ever known.

      Marriage is a bringing together. It is a bringing together of
      two people, of two families, or two tribes, or two villages,
      or even two countries. Marriage is that powerful. Marriage
      is not something to be entered into lightly. Marriage is a
      pledge meant to last a lifetime.

      Yet it is one of the unceasing marvels that we are able
      to express something as basic as love and marriage in
      so many wonderful and touching ways. Such is the wonder
      of human existence. The ceremonies and the traditions
      may be different, they may seem strange or outlandish
      or they may touch feelings in us that we never knew we
      had, but there is something about marriage that is instantly
      recognizable no matter what the language.

      Love truly does make the world go around.

      It has often been said that love transcends everything, that
      it knows no barriers. If you are looking for a unique or
      thoughtful way of showing your love, then perhaps you have
      come to the right place. Here you will find many ways to
      ���tie the knot.��� Perhaps you will discover a charming wedding
      tradition that you can make all your own. If you have decided
      to make the pledge, then be prepared to embrace love and
      marriage in all its splendors, and the world will be yours.


      Countries:

      African Traditions
      Asian Traditions
      Middle Eastern Traditions
      Baltic Traditions
      Scandinavian Traditions
      East Europe Tradition
      West Europe Traditions
      North American Traditions
      Central American Traditions
      South American Traditions
      Caribbean Traditions
      Pacific Island Traditions
      Oceania Traditions



      From the Linda Bee Country Collection of Resources
      From the Linda Bee Tradition Collection of Resources
      From the Linda Bee Customs Collection of Resources
      From the Linda Bee Culture Collection of Resources
      From the Linda Bee Social Science Collection of Resources
      From the Linda Bee Genealogy Collection of Resources
      From the Linda Bee History Collection of Resources
      From the Linda Bee Reference Collection of Resources


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