Traditional Marriage in China


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Traditional Marriage in China

  1. 1. 四川师范大学 SICHUAN NORMAL UNIVERSITYThe Traditional Marriage in China
  2. 2. PREFACE Han 56 Nationality nationalities
  3. 3. CONTENT Ancient Chinese Marriage Chinese Marriage Nowadays A Video Concerned The Conclusion
  4. 4. ANCIENT CHINESE MARRIAGE No Freedom of Love The importance of getting married was far more than that a person found his better half. So in feudal society, a marriage would be decided not by a young couples love, but by their parents desires.
  5. 5. SIX NECESSARY PROCEDURES Matchmaking is that the Betrothal presents are gifts Three Bows, also called bow to matchmaker will woo the girl on sent to the girl’s family , usually some Heaven and Earth , is the most the boy’s behalf and asks about ladies’ wear ornaments and money. important rite in the ceremony. The new the girl’s age and year of birth The girl’s family may return the couple need to stand side by and then goes to a fortune-teller man’s hat and shoes or stationery in side, making three bows. First bow is to to predict their future. addition to some dowry. heaven , earth and ancestors; second to both parents and the third to each other. DrinkingEngagement is a ceremony Meeting the bride is when the wedlock wineinvolving an exchange of engagement bridegroom goes to the bride’s home to is the last butcertificate which indicates the year meet her , and the bride is usually veiled probably the most, month, day and hour of each other’s and carried with the sound of the bells exciting procedurebirth, each pair consisting of one and drums in a sedan-chair for the for the marriage .Heavenly Stem and one Earthly Branch. wedding. The new couple , after an exchange of toasts and drinks , will soon be ready to rest.
  7. 7. CHINESE MARRIAGE NOWADAYS On the day of the wedding, the bridal chamber is brightly lit and graciously decorated. The bride and the bridegroom make themselves up to look their best. In rural areas , the bride is veiled and carried in a sedan-chair , whereas in urban areas , the bridegroom usually meets the bride in a car.
  8. 8. CHINESE MARRIAGE NOWADAYS Upon the arrival of the bride, firecrackers are set off and colorful ribbons and confetti are thrown all over the bride and bridegroom to bring them good luck. Sometimes, very loud traditional music is also played to create a lively atmosphere.
  9. 9. CHINESE MARRIAGE NOWADAYS The wedding ceremony is usually presided over by a prestigious figure from either the bride’s or the bridegroom’s work unit. Usually, there will be speeches complimenting and praising the couple and the families, and offering good wishes for the future. After a lot of courtesies and formalities, the new couple is required to stand side by side, making three bows.
  10. 10. CHINESE MARRIAGE NOWADAYS The wedding ceremony very often ends with a very extravagant banquet . Toasts are made to wish the new couple long life , eternal love and happiness, early birth of a healthy baby and so on . They are also usually given many lovely and useful gifts by their friends and relatives.
  12. 12. CONCLUSION Nowadays the international continuous communications lead to changes . We should also know non- traditional concept marriage. One day it’ll be a phenomenon that everyone can understand for everyone has a right to love.
  13. 13. 四川师范大学 SICHUAN NORMAL UNIVERSITYThe Traditional Marriage Thanks For Attention in oLife Principles, Attitude matters altitude! China