understanding marriage ritual in Vietnam
20/10/2016 | 09:48

 Marriage is an important event in the life for the Vietnamese, even say one hundred years once, and hopefully live up fallen white hair and teeth. "
An interesting legend about marriage is the story of Son Tinh and Thuy Tinh, the genius of the mountain and water. Son Tinh had brought a dowry before and won the princess. The water genius Thuy Tinh  arrived late and missed. So he got angry and every year and made floods. Vietnam has so many floods and typhoon each year.

 Understanding the marriage ritual in Vietnam
Thursday, October 20, 2016
9:33 AM
Marriage is an important event in the life for the Vietnamese, even say one hundred years once, and hopefully live up fallen white hair and teeth. "
An interesting legend about marriage is the story of Son Tinh and Thuy Tinh, the genius of the mountain and water. Son Tinh had brought a dowry before and won the princess. The water genius Thuy Tinh  arrived late and missed. So he got angry and every year and made floods. Vietnam has so many floods and typhoon each year.
 
The gifts are products of the society based on hierarchy. In India the bride must bring gifts. But in Vietnam the groom must carry it. The Confucian culture gave relief to the role of the male. The female has only role in the family and especially three obedience to her husband, for example.
daughter's virtue is the face and the rank of the family. Therefore, the rules to do the wedding were very strict and rigid in the past. Something seems contrasts between the feminine role and its virtues. The girl's family created the difficult conditions for the groom.
In the past, arranged marriage was common and normal. Families combined their boys since a child, even from the pregnancy.
Today, arranged marriages still exist in the mountains and some rural area of the country.
Marriage varies in each region, but in general influenced by the customs of the Chinese . It has many stage of marriage.
 
Party meeting. THE DAM NGO
Feudal society put a barrier between women and men. Hug, take your hand, and even a glance between two seems not to envisage a serious relationship. For this taboo, you have to organize a official party  meeting between the two families to enable them to meet officially.
The meeting is an opportunity to understand all of two families. So every part tries to find the best people, the most successful career, family, and important elders. A person capable of eloquence is the whole family to ask permission for two guys to meet. In the country there is a mediator working for wedding and gift for roosters, pigs and rice.
It is believed that marriage is combined by two saints, sir To 'and Ms. Nguyet. The charm and the fate decide the binding of boys or Karma. This belief comes from China.
Question party or Engagement THE AN HOI
When the relationship becomes mature and two families really want to go on to marriage you must pass a
Ceremony is called application or engagement party.
In this ceremony, the groom's family has to prepare the talents seconds the very formal tradition.
During the feudal period, the topic virginity  'was very realized, but today is changing slowly. Sometimes it is argued that on the average, but the Conservative certainly the minor male and some bachelors!
 
A modern marriage is a mixture of the West and the East. The beliefs of the zodiac signs and are still felt strongly in Vietnam. Sometimes a fortune teller can break a marriage. ((Only a gynecologist always leads to a wedding ..)) .. "when two spouses had eaten the rice before the bell" !, that is made pregnant before marriage.
 
Marriage is a civil act not religion. But the role of the municipality is only legitimate !. By law, you must sign a certificate issued by the municipality, but this bond remains with time thanks to the virtues of all two parts, spouses, and families, and also the village! Sometimes the Communist Party! For the law of marriage and family, man is 20 and girl is 18 years old. The recent amendment allows age 18 for both men and women.
The son born before marriage or without marriage certificate is recognized.
Marriage between people of the same sex is not known to the law.
Consanguineous marriage is not allowed.
 
HOW TO ORGANIZE THE MARRIAGE
 
It organizes big or small party depends on the economic situation, which to eats depends on villages. For example, in Thai binh province where they eat cats, never missing the dishes of this dear Meo Meo! While a province next to the rice fields where mice grow after each harvest of rice and are greased not eaten by cats! Then, they became good dishes in the wedding! Marriage is a great opportunity to be thanked and corrupt if the father of the couple were big boss and godfather of the area!
During marriage gives too much gold and gifts to the bride. And why materialism has happened by chance that the bride ran away with all gifts, leaving the groom crying in bed.
Today, in vietnam you make so many pictures before the wedding to have an album and great photos. It also makes photos during marriage but less important. With dressed in white, they rent everything from a wedding shop. The cost varies depending on everything! The lower $ 200 as that of my friend, and 300 medium such as mine, but there is a son of the official who made a photo album cost 100 buffaloes!

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 Hallo Mario
We had a nice flight back home, and now we are redatto to get back to work. Which is the hardest part or been back home :( 
The journey through Vietnam was marvellous and did enjoyed very much! We do appreciate your and all the staff in Vietnamtravelart professional!
Thank you for our discovery of your beautiful country! 
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