marriage

Korean Tradition

Respect for elders

Age and social position are of great importance. It is believed that the younger one standing or lower social position are required to follow the senior wishes without objection. Therefore, in Korea, people often ask the age, marital status of a person in order to determine their position in relation to that person. These questions are asked not out of idle curiosity. However, you may not answer them if you don’t want.

Names

The most common Korean surnames are: Kim (21% of all Koreans), Lee (14%), Park (8%), Choi (or choe), Jeong, Jang, Han, lim, etc. a Korean name consists of a surname mostly of one syllable, and as such, the name usually of two syllables. The last name comes first. Women in Korea do not take the husband’s surname after marriage, but their children carry their father’s name.

Marriages

In Korea marriage is traditionally considered the most important event in life, and divorce is a disgrace – not only for former spouses, but also for their families. Despite this, the rate of divorce is rising sharply in recent times. Modern wedding ceremony is somewhat different from traditional. First arranged the ceremony in the Western style in the Palace of marriage or in the Church. On it the bride and groom are clothed Continue reading

Wedding in Korea

Korean wedding is a wedding ceremony two: the European and national style.

In many European ceremony similar to wedding from the movies. Beautifully decorated wedding hall, the man, the registering Registrar, a family friend who speaks. You may wish to invite a priest as the main religion professed by the population is Christianity, in particular Catholicism. But it also has elements of national traditions, too. For example, when the ceremony begins, the first in the hall are both mothers (bride and groom), ceremony held on the carpet and stand in front of the guests.

Then they canayda each other as a sign of respect and light red (mother of the bride) and blue (mother of the groom) candles symbolizing the opening of the celebration. Then the red carpet is the bridegroom, and stands again in front of guests. Solemn music plays. Under Mendelssohn’s March father of the bride leading her by the hand, at this time the husband comes to meet and takes the bride’s hand from the father’s hand. This is all very symbolic: now the full responsibility for the bride bears the husband. Then the couple comes to the marriage Registrar, who read out the speech and words of encouragement to the newlyweds. As is customary, asked the bride and groom if they agree to get married. The first takes the ring to the groom, Continue reading

Wedding traditions and rituals

Traditions and rituals in Korea

“Sarenne” (half a year before the wedding)

At this time the couple announces to parents that the marriage will take place. Parents must approve the Union of the lovers, their opinion plays a very important role. In the old days parents chose a couple to your child, sometimes only the young got acquainted at the wedding.

Josemari (matchmaking, collusion)

The groom with his father and some other relatives (number of matchmakers must be odd), takes the vodka, cooked chicken, other treats, and go to the bride’s house. The bride must consent, approving future marriage. Previously it was thought wrong to give a positive response the first time. So matchmakers have to come multiple times (up to ten) to hear what they want.

If the consent of the parents of the bride received, the couple is considered engaged. After that decided to hold the cenci.

Cenci (trial wedding or a large matchmaking)

In the house the bride is going to relatives and friends of the groom meet with the family, and then at the festive, richly laid table, discuss all the details of the upcoming wedding.

The exchange of gifts

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