Friday, August 05, 2005

CULTURE CLASH? The Wilkes-Barre Times Leaders notices that the range of ceremony choices available to couples is expanding:
The invitations to Annie Chen and Kevin Zealand’s November wedding were red and gold. Chen wore a red dress to the reception and there wasn’t a white flower to be found. In Taiwan, where Chen was born, red is the symbol for good luck, while white is a sign of mourning. Guests at the wedding of Liz Ngonzi and John Nandigobe took home votive candles in gold and purple pouches, because those two colors are regal in the couple’s native Uganda. In multicultural regions, such as North Jersey, wedding customs often go way beyond something-borrowed, something-blue Americana. Many couples instead pay homage to ancient traditions or forge a unique ceremony to avoid a culture clash between families.
More here.


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