Cuban dating marriage traditions

02 Dec

In some Hindu wedding ceremonies, the groom is responsible for the bride's clothing.

But instead of the familiar white gown, Hindu brides wear a sari.

When the bride arrives at the ceremony, she wears clothing from her parents; when all is done, she is dressed in clothing her husband has provided.

To ward off evil, the groom’s mother would sprinkle flower petals over the couple at the end of the ceremony.

Older siblings also take center stage--if you can call it that--in a tradition called the Hog's Trough Dance.

For good luck, the siblings have to dance in an empty hog's trough until it breaks.

There is almost always lively music and dancing at a Cuban marriage celebration.

They would have a public declaration of love and commitment by jumping over a broom to the beat of drums.

In some parts of Africa, a man asks permission to marry a woman, and if the family agrees, he presents her with a little money and a kola nut.

The good news is that as Latinos continue their rise to prominence in popular culture—think Pitbull, Sofia Vergara, J-Lo, Eva Mendez and Selena Gomez—they also, in effect, become supporters of a rich cultural heritage.

As actress Eva Longoria has said, “In Mexican culture, we never miss a baptism, a birthday, a baby shower, a wedding shower, a wedding. Otherwise, you’ll be in big trouble.” Following Ms.