American and Afghan Wedding Customs Marriage is a vital part of human life. It is important because it ties a man and a woman not only physically, but also spiritually and emotionally. Marriage is the beginning of a family, and a long commitment in human life. Marriage has been traditionally understood in every human society. Typically, there are many religions, different ideas and thoughts in different part of the world regarding the wedding customs.
Leslie Ventura REL 100 Final Paper: Jewish Wedding Society today is made up of a mosaic of different cultures and religions. Visitors to the U.S. can see the incorporation of many traditions and rituals from other countries. Throughout history there have been many refugees who leave their homelands which has led to the spread of different cultures and traditions around the world. For Jews, the spread of Judaism was caused by diaspora, or dispersion of people outside their countries, which happened several times in history. Even though Judaism is widespread, there is a consistency in the basic traditions and holidays that are celebrated.
The ceremony itself can either be held at the family’s house, normally a booth is built in front of the house itself and its posts are decorated with trees and flowers or on the other hand can be done in a large wedding hall also decorated with flowers and other things. The religious leader normally a trained priest oversees the ceremony, however, the parents have key roles too, as the mother will spoon-feed the boy for the last time symbolising the child’s care passing from his parents to his guru
The details of the wedding ceremony suggest a lot of information about the communication style that is taking place throughout the ceremony. One type of information that is demonstrated throughout the ceremony is the idea of the Hindu religion being part of a high context culture. High context cultures are cultures that do not explicitly transmit message but instead meaning is implied by the environment (Lustig & Koester, 2013). The Hindu wedding ceremony is full of these indirect messages that are common with the high context culture. First there are a lot of symbols used in the wedding ceremony. Many of the actions that are preformed are done to represent or symbolize a theme that is being hoped to be portrayed, such as the pouring water
Native Americans wedding occurs when the couple gathers at the women 's family at their clan household and exchange items like corn and venison to symbolize their promise to provide for each other. Afterwards, the man moves into the women clan household in order to finalize their marriage. While in Cuban engagement it is unknown in Cuban history for close families to "facilitate" marriage between their children. The most popular tradition that is performed at Cuban wedding is the money dance. This is when the bride dances with a large group of people in which they pin money to her dress as a gift to help her start a new life with her husband.
Ceremony Ethnography In North American culture, weddings are usually a lavish celebration of joining two families. Recently, at a wedding I attended with my family, I noticed many things about the role of music in the wedding ceremony. Usually weddings are composed of a ceremony, with a reception or celebration afterwards. In this wedding, there was a limited role of music in the actual ceremony (other than the bridal procession/ “Here Comes the Bride” and when the newlyweds exited at the end of the wedding), however the role of music was more substantial in the wedding reception (in which there was celebratory music and dancing).
Elizabethan weddings and marriages had a plethora of unique traditions, and they are both similar and different to modern day weddings. Every aspect was thoroughly thought out, from the “Crying of the Banns” all the way down to the elaborate wedding feast. Elizabethan society expected all men and women to get married at some point in their life, and when a couple got married the entire town usually attended. As a result, weddings were considered to be very meaningful and significant for the wife, groom, and both of their families.
These participants dance and feast into the night. They follow rules that are written on a board and visible during the ceremony such as: no littering and no consumption of liquor. The ceremony involves sacrifices made by the leaders, a river ritual, smoking from a pipe and multiple prayers. It’s a very important ritual to the Cherokee tribe and they perform it numerous times. The ritual also includes sermons that are lead by the leaders.
Intricate ceremonial dresses are crafted, ritualistic tipi’s are build and food is prepared to serve the vast number of guests that will be in attendance at this sacred ceremony. The family also does the honor of choosing a Godmother, or Medicine Women, that will serve as a beacon of strength and comfort for the girl during the ceremony. She will dance alongside the girl, guiding her through the rituals, and assisting in massage which symbolizes being molded into the White Painted Women; the ultimate precedent of the perfect woman. Typically, the
Weddings and marriages today look very different from those held during the Elizabethan times. Some rituals seen in the Elizabethan weddings are no longer done in modern day weddings; modern day marriages no longer have arranged marriages, brides do not marry at a young age, and brides do not have a dowry.
One of the most pertinent and ironic themes I derived from Cermony is the United States’s relationship with Native Americans. The struggles of Native Americans and the American government have had colonialism entwined in its roots since the dawn of modern society. These struggles have been incredibly bleak and American settlers have had a history of attempting to destroy and reinvent native american people and repeated attempts of using their land for selfish and destructive purposes. In the modern era, these purposes have been merely to make reservations into sacrifice zones for the United States’s nuclear endeavors and a storage space for the byproducts that a Nuclearism mind-state can produce. "They see no life when they look they see only
As, the great number of young girls and boys hold their wedding date in order to complete the education, institute a strong career so they would have the heavy budget to plan their wedding lavishly. The concept of a “celebrity-alike wedding” has stroked each and every social class (Smock., 2005), including both low and middle classes, are saving and expanding with open hands to organize proper, high-classed, and an exclusive wedding and reception for their family, friends and social circle which will be remembered in many upcoming
Marriage Rituals Before the Civil War Marriage traditions of white individuals were immensely diverse in comparison to the relationships between two enslaved African Americans. Although the relation of two married slaves contrasted with those of white people, neither marriages were eminently enjoyable. Pragmatism, when the parents of a young woman would chose their daughter 's husband, was frequent before the Civil War (“A History of the American Wedding”). While people of the white race had an insufficient impact on the decisions made by their parents, most enslaved individuals were able to choose their spouse.