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  1. 1. WEDDING TRADITIONS IN KOREA
  2. 2. The marriage between a man and woman represents the joining of two families the event was often called Taerye (Great Ritual), In the past professional matchmakers paired up likely candidates for marriage, with the new couple often meeting for the first time at their wedding! The families considered many factors in the decision, consuting with fortune tellers for predictions about the couple's future life together At the present time, The groom usually traveled to the house of the bride for the ceremony, then stayed there for 3 days before taking his new bride to his family's home. The actual ceremony involved many small rituals, with many bows and symbolic gestures. The participants were expected to control their emotions and remain somber.
  3. 3. Clothes Hanbok is the name given to traditional Korean attire Is a short jacket with two long ribbons which are tied to form the otgoreum. Boat-shaped shoes made of silk, are worn with white cotton socks. The bride's attire might include a white sash with significant symbols or flowers. A headpiece or crown may also be worn. The norigae is a hanbok decoration which has been worn by all classes of Korean women for centuries. The groom's attire A jacket and trousers and an overcoat are worn. The jacket has loose sleeves, the trousers are roomy and tied with straps at the ankles. A vest may be worn over the shirt. A black hat could be worn. The wedding costume for men is also known as gwanbok.
  4. 4. Wedding feast can be a mix of traditional and western cultures. At a traditional wedding feast a guest would expect to find bulgogi (marinated barbecue beef strips), galbi ( marinated short ribs), a variety of kimchi (pickled cabbage with a variety of spices, with seafood). The meal is always accompanied with a vast quantity of white, sticky rice as well as gimbap, which is rice, egg, spinach, crab meat, pickled radish, and other ingredients rolled in seaweed. Mandu, dumplings filled with cabbage, carrot, meat, spinach, garlic, onion, chive, and clear noodle.
  5. 5. CONCLUSION I think that the marriage traditions in korea are rare and they have changed over the time but they keep the essence of their traditions. References Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea, http://www.mct.go.kr/english/useful/usefulList.jsp THE KOREAN HANBOK, http://www.asianinfo.org/asianinfo/korea/cel/hanbok.htm Soon Kim, Weol, AN INTRODUCTION TO KOREAN CULTURE FOR REHABILITATION SERVICE PROVIDERS,http://cirrie.buffalo.edu/culture/monographs/korea.pdf Anonymous,life korea,source on the internet, 2005,5/mayo/15,