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Ancient Chinese Wedding Custom – Wedding Night Ritual

On the night of the wedding, a dragon and a phoenix candle would be lit in the bridal room to drive away the evil spirit. Usually, the groom had to entertain the guests attending the banquet and the bride would sit on the bridal bed and waited for the groom.

On the night, with arms crossed each other, the newly couple would drink wine from two cups which were tied together by a red string. After that, they would be offered dumplings which were half-raw. As the pronunciation of “raw” is the same as giving birth to children, it is regarded as a indication of family prosperity.

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