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share your bed with others!

Posted on: Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Photo by Chris Craymer
An old-fashioned wedding ritual does still take place in THAILAND today.
Don’t be alarmed if you are led to the honeymoon suite to find
an old couple sitting on your bed waiting to greet you! The idea is that an old couple are evidence of a long and successful marriage. Their knowledge and good luck is then imparted to the newlyweds in a number of different ways. They may say how ‘lucky the bed feels’ hinting that the newly married couple will have children. Bags of rice and coins may be placed on the bed along with a number of other items all acting as symbols of prosperity and fertility. Tradition states that the newlyweds share their bed with these objects for the next 3 nights.
You may be relieved to hear that the old couple don’t also stay in the bed for 3 nights!

You might also like these world wedding tradition posts:
love letters, wooden crates & wine, I, I will be king. And you, you will be queen., thats how people role in Iceland

4 comments :

  • anna and the ring

    As long as they are clean and tidy…

  • Desert Darling

    I’m loving that bunk bed.

  • David

    Rice, Coins and WATERMELON SEEDS I noticed in the top left corner!
    I like how these items are placed on the bed to signify prosperity and fertility.

    definantly a cultural different with chocolates, champagne, and rose pedals. Wonder what they signify.

  • vananh

    Asians and their traditions ..
    I just can say: Good night sleeping with coins and tons of rice!

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