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Unusual wedding customs around the world

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Saying goodbye, with tears!

The custom of the bride-to-be crying for days leading up to her wedding has been followed in many parts of China for centuries. Though not as popular today, it is still practiced by the Tujia ethnic community. The bride starts crying every day to express her sorrow of leaving her family behind. She is often joined by her mother, grandmother, and other close female relatives.

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