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18 steps to marriage for the traditional Han Chinese [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2011-12-13 14:02:15 |Display all floors
Exploding Firecrackers
On the way to and from the bride's home, firecrackers are lit as part of the celebration.

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Farewell Dinner
The bride has dinner with her family right before leaving. She looks sad as she leaves her immediate family and receives blessings from other family members.
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Waiting for the Bridegroom
A boy waits for the bridegroom with a tea tray at the gate of the bride's home. After getting out of the bridal car, the bridegroom gives him a red envelope with money inside out of appreciation. Then he enters the yard.

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Post time 2011-12-13 14:03:09 |Display all floors
Veiling the Bride
Before leaving, the bride kneels to bid farewell to her parents. Then her father covers her head with the red veil and delivers his daughter to the bridegroom. The bridegroom bows before his parents-in-law.

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Departure
The bride's parents splash a water balloon behind the departing bridal car, which signifies they won't interfere in their daughter's affairs as she doesn't belong to their family any longer. Just like the splashed water, she is out of their control. They also spread rice behind the car, wishing their daughter affluence after marriage.

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Post time 2011-12-13 14:03:43 |Display all floors
Throwing a Fan
When the bridal car sets off, the bride throws a fan out of the window, which means avoiding taking her bad temper with her to her parents-in-law's home. Then the fan is picked up by the bride's brother.
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Post time 2011-12-13 14:04:01 |Display all floors
Receiving the Bride
As soon as the bridal car arrives at the gate of the bridegroom's home, an elder puts a bamboo sifter on the bride's head, leads her out of the bridal car, and accompanies her when they enter the yard.

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