China is a multi-ethnic country. Every nation has its own culture, and of course its own strange customs of marriage. In some ethnic minorities, it is not easy to get a wife. If you understand the marriage customs of the achang nationality, you can know how difficult it is to get a wife in some ethnic minority areas.
The young people of achang nationality call love a "string of girls", which is very interesting. On the day of water splashing festival, the young men and women of achang nationality came to the place and poured water on each other and sang happily. When the sun went down, the young man on the court began to go home. If the girl liked him and agreed to his coming, he would invite some of his companions to follow her into her village. As we walked, we asked each other questions and answered each other's songs. In the process, the girl must remember that there were several boys who came to the village this evening.
The marriage custom of achang nationality many ethnic groups have the marriage custom of snatching relatives, and achang nationality is no exception. Achang clan rush home, a door to set off firecrackers, immediately worship the hall, let the girl wrap high baotou. On that night or the next morning, the girl will be taken to a relative's house far away from the man and the woman. Sometimes, she will hide in the mountains and woods until the family and the woman's parents have finished their negotiation. Because the two parties will eventually become relatives, regardless of the original uproar, the man will still have to hire a matchmaker to Sue the woman's parents for marriage on the third day after the robbery. The ceremony was held at the woman's home, where her family was not responsible for the reception. The husband's family was responsible for the reception and paid the lobbyist. So, in addition to a lobbyist, the man asked for a cook. Negotiations usually take three to six days. In the meantime, both men and women have to negotiate hard. But once a deal was reached, both sides let bygones be bygones and lived in harmony, often coming and going, as one.
The second day after marriage, the women's family will treat them. During the meal, the groom would bend over at each table and say, "a homely vegetarian meal is on the house." So they recognized their relatives. In the afternoon, the man's matchmaker arrived with eight to ten old men and two young women carrying gifts. The girls blackened the groom's face when he wasn't looking. They made everyone laugh. The girls bent over with laughter, and said, "you can't remember the new brother-in-law. To turn home, the groom knelt down in front of his father-in-law and mother-in-law and said, "I'm going back!" The second old man said a few words of good luck. His mother-in-law gave him a piece of cloth made by herself, and his father-in-law gave him fifty yuan. At this time, the naughty girl accidentally hung a bunch of pig bones on the groom's shoulder and said, "we have finished all the meat. Please take the rest of the bones and skins back!" There was another burst of laughter. Out of the stockade the bridegroom threw the bone away. On the third day of their marriage, the family gave the man a large lunch box. There were four buckets of glutinous rice in the big box, and the animals were also allowed to carry four baskets of rice (35 kilograms per basket), to make grain for the little two mouths, and to carry the dowry to the men's home at the same time. Among them, whoever goes out with a large lunch box is honored with a glass of wine: "please ride on a white horse!" After singing a toast of tea: "please ride back on the big red horse!" He who cannot drink is not reluctant. It's polite to leave five cents after a drink.
4. On the fourth day after marriage, the couple returned to the wife's house