10 Extremely Strange Wedding Traditions Around The World

Every single culture prides itself for having some sort of a wedding tradition. Some are simple, like Easter Europe’s tradition of fake wedding brides emerging before the real one finally shows up, and some can get so complicated and bizarre it’s hard for the outsiders to even keep up. There’s also traditions that can be gross and terrifying to those who aren’t used to them. We’ve gathered a list of the most bizarre of them all that will make you happy your culture silly traditions are just that and nothing more. Check them out below.

Blackening Of The Bride

To get the blessing to go get married in Scotland, you’ll have to endure gross things getting thrown at you. Mostly it’s oil and other equally disgusting thick liquids that will blacken the bride. After that, the bride gets tied to a tree. The purpose of this exercise is to prepare the bride for the difficulties of marriage.

Chick Killings

Daurs of Chinese Inner Mongolia have a weird tradition of expecting the bride and groom to kill a baby chick while holding the knife together. The purpose of this is to find a healthy looking liver that will serve as the sign that their relationship is healthy and ready for marriage as well.