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Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

contributed by Ronna Fleischman

The Chinese have an elaborate wedding culture. The wedding events include many rituals and traditions. Although they have been toned down in modern times, many have been retained to some degree because they are meant to honor the institution of family. Traditional Chinese marriages were not the free union of two young people establishing a new, independent household. Rather, it was thought of as a union of families for the purpose of providing descendants and some mutual benefit.  In planning the wedding, both families are heavily involved from the start. They begin by picking an auspicious date as the Betrothal Day.  During this formal meeting between the parents, the groom’s family presents various proposal gifts that represents fertility and prosperity. Gifts are given in even numbers, meaning “good things double” in Chinese culture.  Thus, the two are considered officially engaged.  Read More 

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Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

The Chinese wedding culture evolved in honor of the value that the institution of family held in the society. The entire family takes full part in the wedding right from the initial moment of the proposal. The families choose the betrothal day and arrange a formal meeting between the elders of the two families. Read More 

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