Weddings are specific situations to honor, no subject where you are in the world. Each culture has its own distinct marriage customs. While some of these rituals perhaps remain distinct from one another, they all reflect a civilization’s beliefs and values.

In Taiwan, the wedding eve ceremony is an important pre-wedding ritual that is held at the bride’s home. The couple showers with water infused with pomelo or pomegranate leaves to cleanse off bad spirits and change into new clothing and shoes. Attending female family members will then comb the bride’s hair and give her blessings as she sits in front of a mirror or window. A sweet dessert soup containing pink glutinous rice spherical dumplings (tang yuan, ) is served after the hair combing ceremony to wish the newlyweds a full and sweet marriage.

Firecrackers are ignited at the bride’s residence to warn her that her soon-to-be father is on the verge of fire when the vicar’s Tempo car arrives. A younger member of the groom’s household will then be waiting outside the door with two sizable tangerines wrapped in red paper and a gloomy wedding tray. The oranges represent great riches and reproduction.

After the zhongshan, the wife is ushered out of her relatives’ house( without stepping on the doorsill supported by her match and Hao Ming Po, her father- in- laws. She then bids her parents a happy farewell and thanks them for their love and care. She may throw a lover in the air that has been tied with red envelopes before the bride departs. This indicates that she is adopting her father’s past title and leaving her relatives name.