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From: China Tibet Information Center 2010-04-28 13:37:00
by: Mirenda
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Traditional Tibetan wedding in Lhoka, Tibet

In Tibet, wedding ceremony is usually arranged during the slack season in farming. In some agricultural and pastoral areas, marriage for young men and women will general be followed as "parents' will and match-maker's introduction".

When young men take a fancy to the woman, they invite a match-maker taking the wine hada and any other objects to the woman's house. If the woman's family agreed to the marriage, they will drink the wine and accept other presents, then the match-maker will come again to discuss more details about the wedding such as the dowry, dowry amount varies, but generally not too much to avoid the neighbors friends and relatives' gossip; otherwise, the marriage fell through.

A Tibetan bride is walking out of her house

A Tibetan bride is walking out of her house, photo from tibettour.com. A wedding ceremony was held in the Yangga Village of Lhoka Prefectutre, Tibet.
  It's the 2nd day of the wedding ceremony, on which, the bridegroom goes to the bride's home to escort her to the wedding.
It's the 2nd day of the wedding ceremony, on which, the bridegroom goes to the bride's home to escort her to the wedding. The day before the wedding, the groom will send the wedding procession together with the match-maker bring wine, hada and other objects to the bride's home preparing the wedding. They sing in antiphonal style with the bride's.

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