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Marriage is a sacred rite or act in which a man and a woman become spouses, that is. husband and wife. Weddings have existed since time immemorial, and this custom has gone through three levels ....

The first marriages were actually kidnappings. A primitive man would simply kidnap the girl he wanted to marry, or buy her back - he would pay her family the appropriate value.

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Then the marriage was concluded by a contract, in which there was still no mention of love, but only of obligations. In the end, a marriage based on mutual love is established. But. even today there are remnants of the first two levels:

Selling a bride, a custom prevalent in many countries, dates back to the time when the bride was actually sold.

The godparents - witnesses at today's weddings - were probably originally well-armed warriors who helped a primitive man kidnap the bride.

And the honeymoon represented the time when the groom was forced to hide his bride until her relatives got tired of looking for her.

When it comes to wedding customs, many of them are certainly so old that their origins are lost in the distant past. For example, in some primitive tribes, a marriage was considered to be concluded if a young man and a young woman ate a bowl of rice together, which meant that they agreed to live together.

For many peoples, wheat is a symbol of fertility and abundance, hence the current custom of sprinkling the newlyweds with grain. The custom of married couples wearing a ring is one of the oldest and most widespread in the world. It originated so long ago that no one really knows when, so the explanations about the possible origin of that custom are different.

The ring is circular in shape, and the circle is a symbol of unity and completeness. And when a man and a woman get married, they represent complete unity, whose symbol is a ring in the shape of a circle. It is possible that the wedding ring was made in the shape of a bracelet that was placed on a kidnapped girl in earlier times. The circular bracelet on the arm or leg, which indicated that the girl belonged to only one man in the tribe, was gradually replaced by a wedding ring.

The first people to start wearing wedding rings were the Egyptians. In the hieroglyphs, the signs that made up the ancient Egyptian script, the circle represents eternity, and the wedding ring was a symbol of a marriage that lasts forever. Christians began wearing wedding rings around 900 AD.

Why is a wedding ring worn on the little finger? The ancient Greeks believed that one vein started from this finger and went directly to the heart. But, the real reason is probably that this finger is used less than other fingers, so it is more convenient to wear some decoration on it.

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So kidnapping brides was a real thing before. That's fascinating. And so is the origin of the honeymoon. It's pretty new to me

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9 months ago

I think that now there are men who steal the bride 😁, as well as arranged marriages

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9 months ago

If it's in the sense of affairs then there are plenty 😂😂😂 but those that steal their brides from their famolies, i don't think that still happens much

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Definitions of marriage by categories: Ecclesiastical: Marriage is a religious act, in which we get one crucified more and one virgin less. Legal: Marriage is a life sentence in which a convict can be released only for misconduct. Animal: No woman gets what she hopes for, no man hopes for what he gets. Mathematical: The amount of hassle, deprivation of liberty, multiplication of responsibilities, sharing money. Military: The only war in which we sleep with the enemy. Philosophical: Marriage is a place where problems are shared and solved, which, however, we would not have if we were not married. :D :D :D :D

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9 months ago

This one legal made me laugh, but it's true 🤣🤣🤣

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I had a civil wedding, when we got engaged, it was supposed to be a wedding, but due to my risky pregnancy we couldn't have a wedding, when my son's first birthday was, then it was his baptism, as well as our church wedding. Otherwise, civil for me is only pure because of the paper, otherwise for me a church wedding is just a connection between spouses.

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Wedding before God is something that is truly wonderful. Today, these weddings are very rare

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9 months ago

Vencanje moze biti dobro...ali i lose....kako kome...

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I think love is crucial 😊

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9 months ago

The love for these creatures is enormous ... it needs to be experienced

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I like the custom that when a young man and a young woman eat a bowl of rice, they are considered married.

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9 months ago

Customs vary from place to place

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I like to read about customs and traditions

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Customs and traditions really vary from city to city and from state to state 😊

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And now she would get married at her age, it's beautiful to me

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It's beautiful for every woman

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9 months ago

Today, weddings have become something that no one respects anymore. I mean they get together, they drink some like that. No one respects marriage anymore

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9 months ago

Marriage used to be "sacred". Now times have changed

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9 months ago

I like that old tradition, it is nice to remember old customs. But, without me :) Just like to watch, not to be acter in wedding :)

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I think all children dream of getting married, but when they grow up, they change their minds

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9 months ago

I am already 18 in marriage.I still remember the day when I done this life step.We had amazing wedding day.And I am still happy with my husband.

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9 months ago

I think wedding is something that is remembered for a lifetime. Congratulations on a successful marriage

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9 months ago

Marriage is great, and i do not have anything against of it. But, I think that there are so many customs, that are following weddings in Serbia, and that are not good at all.

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9 months ago

Yes, there are really a lot of customs that I don't like to some extent, but that's why we have a handful of nice customs.

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9 months ago

Great information about this article my Dear friend sprinkling the newlyweds with grain. The custom of married couples wearing a ring is one of the oldest and most widespread in the world. It originated so long ago that no one really knows when, so the explanations about

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It is an act to remember 🙂

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Welcome

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I like the belief of the ancient Greeks why a wedding ring is worn on the little finger 😍

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I think there is logic 🥰

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I like to read about customs and traditions. My wedding was nice and funny, full of anecdotes.

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9 months ago

You can tell us that in one of your next articles. Why not? 😁

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9 months ago

It was a nice read, full of information! Couldn't believe the first marriage was a kidnapping lol. Thank you for sharing @greenoasis.

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I'm glad you're with me. My pleasure ❤

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