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Assamese Hindu Wedding Reception – Post-Wedding Ceremony

Once all the pre-wedding and the actual wedding ceremonies and rituals are finalized, a very large wedding reception begins. However, it is not unusual for an Assamese-style wedding, to have a wedding reception even a week before the actual wedding.

The Assamese wedding reception resembles an American open house party, with a beautifully served buffet-style meal, consisting of myriad selections of fruits, sweets, and an abundance of deliciously prepared dishes of fish and meat. The reception area is elaborately decorated with lots of greenery and beautiful floral arrangements.

The Assamese Hindu Wedding – Pre-Wedding Ceremony

Marriage is the most important social as well as religious event in Indian culture.

Indian weddings are known for their grandeur and elaborate nature.

Most weddings in India last from 3-5 days, full of fun, frolic, numerous rituals, plentiful delicious foods, and lots of music and partying.

These are some of the Pre-Wedding ceremonies:

Hindu Wedding Assamese Style – Introduction

I have been quite intrigued by the stories and pictures shared with me by my colleagues from India, who experienced their own traditional Assamese Hindu Wedding, and numerous others of their family and friends.

Marriages in India used to be arranged by the parents of the future bride and groom, but this practice has lessened considerably now, and the “in love” marriages are becoming more popular. However, the parents from both sides still play a very prominent role

Ukrainian-Jewish Wedding – Byzantine and Jewish Symbolism

Today, I will quote from the Wedding Ceremony Program booklet, prepared by the Bride and Groom, especially for their wedding, to give you a better understanding of the similarities between the Byzantine and the Jewish wedding ceremony traditions.

Ukrainian-Jewish Wedding – Culture and Traditions

You already learned about my experience with Ukrainian wedding traditions, Hindu wedding traditions, Ukrainian- Greek wedding traditions, and now I will share my reflections from a Ukrainian-Jewish wedding.