From India to Indonesia, China to Japan, Asia has a wealth of beautiful civilizations, religions and practices. Ok we explore some of the more significant types that have survived the test of time with regards to marriages and relationship.

A Mehndi Festival

A Mehndi Festival is an important pre-wedding ritual that takes place in many Asian cultures and involves the application of intricate henna designs on the hands and feet of the bride. This is thought to bring good luck, fertility and prosperity to the couple. This ceremony is often accompanied by music and dancing and it is customary for the bride’s female friends and relatives to also get their hands decorated with henna.

An important and metaphorical bridal custom known as the Chinese marriage or Guo Da Li festival occurs to mark the beginning of a proper relationship between the bride and groom’s households At this ceremony, which is typically followed by a family dinner party, several gift exchanges, including the Pin Li ( betrothal ang pao ) and Jia Zhuang ( bride’s dowry ).

During this meeting the bride is traditionally escorted to her father’s apartment by adult members of her family who greet them at the entrance. She typically wears a dark trousers, sweater, or other piece of clothing, as well as gold and silver jewelry, particularly a collar made of dome-shaped bells called Kalire, which is said to protect against evil. The bride and groom finally exchange vows at a northern wedding on a raised program known as the Mandap, which is similar to the Mandap.