Wedding traditions of Korea. Korean wedding
As in any Eastern country, in Korea, a wedding is one of the most significant events in the life of a Korean or Koreans. This has its good reason. As in the past in Korea, adult Korean was considered only after he was married, when that was not the value of the person’s age at the time.
Korean main attraction at the wedding was considered to be a pair of geese or ducks, which represented the fidelity of the spouses . Time changes things and today live birds replace wooden figurines.
In Korea emphasizes the importance of the day of the wedding itself. For this reason, weddings are rarely conducted in a leap year, the lunar-solar calendar, year. The most popular day is Sunday, and the second half Saturday. On weekdays, the wedding is held infrequently. In the past, the exact time of the wedding was determined by a fortuneteller-professional, and these astrologers are turning rarely and then as a tribute to tradition.
Wedding traditions of Korea
In the old days, Korean wedding could be organized in the bride’s house and groom’s house. In our time serves for this purpose a special hall – «erikjan”, although there are those who spend the wedding in the restaurant or in my house.
In the past the wedding dress the Korean consisted of red silk skirts, sweatshirts olive green and purple robe. However, since the fifties of the twentieth century, in Bridal clothes were made significant changes. Become a tradition a magnificent wedding dress white for bride, made by Western patterns and suits or tuxedos, hire, for groom.
On the wedding invite large number of guests, like relatives and colleagues at work, friends and classmates. For this reason, the number of guests can vary from 150 to 500 people, and sometimes can be up to 1000 guests.
Before the wedding ceremony, the couple specially are doing a photo shoot in beautiful places. The venue of the ceremony the bride and groom arrive for half an hour or an hour before the event. In a special “waiting room” close friends of the bride bring it up. And the groom together with his friends, greets invited guests at the entrance to the hall. Parents of the newlyweds also welcome guests at the entrance.
At the wedding guests, mostly give envelopes with money that are left on the tray is specially installed at the entrance to the hall. The envelopes are signed, so that you can know how much each gave.
At the time of the wedding guests bride and groom sit separately on different sides of the room. To a young couple in the dining hall the first young mother come in, followed by the groom and then bride comes in, which arm leads the father or the closest relative of man. The bride must be the lowering of the head, and it should not be up, as should show her modesty.
In Korea, during the marriage ceremony, when the bride and groom give the oath of allegiance, plays the “Wedding March” of Wagner.
After the official part all the participants are sent to a Banquet.
Until the Banquet, the couple in a special room “pieraccini” Express their reverence to their parents and in-laws that await them there. After that the pair goes to the rest of the wedding Banquet.