Indian traditions are the life of any wedding, and while they are steeped in meaningful symbolism, their literal translations can be quite hilarious. Be it Punjabi, Bengali, Gujarati or Tamilian, there are many such quirky and funny traditions across communities. Dive into these funny traditions and see how they’ve changed over time.
Over the past few years, Indian weddings have attracted global attention with their multi-day celebrations, whopping budgets, enviable destinations and never-ending guest lists. However, attention is not the only things our weddings have attracted—there’s also adjectives like big, fat, tacky and so on. Fortunately, this criticism is reserved for certain over-the-top weddings and not our traditions. Each community in India has their own varied traditions, but what binds them is an underlying sense of sanctity mixed with a healthy dose of hilarity. From the groom threatening to run away in Tamil weddings to being welcomed ‘Tomatina’ style by the Sarsaul tribe, there are enough traditions that will leave you laughing! Let’s look at a few of them, their origin, and modern avatars.
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