Customs and Traditions are Part of a Country Character A country without traditions is a poor country! It’s important for every country to have it’s special customs and traditions. One of the conventional customs is wedding. Every country has its own classic way of wedding but in some countries the traditional wedding is usually the same. America and Saudi Arabia are big countries with unique customs and traditions. The difference between a Saudi wedding and an American wedding is like the difference between moonlight and sunlight. The wedding is an important event for all cultures. American culture and Saudi culture are different in preparation for the wedding, ceremony, and after the wedding.
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Moreover, in America bridesmaids and groomsmen take part of the ceremony by surrounding the bride and the groom. The bridesmaids originated as a way to confuse evil of who the bride is. The groomsmen originated many centuries ago when men had to capture a women in order for the groom to marry her but in these days groomsmen surround the couples as a traditional thing only. Also, the bride walks with her father to the stage in order to show the groom their acceptance. After that, clergyman reads a word for the couples then they have a kiss which has different meanings depending on the couple’s religion. Then, the music begins and the attendees start to talk to each other or dance but it’s usually a small group of people not like Saudi culture which is often a big wedding. i After the wedding day, usually in American culture and Saudi culture newlyweds start their honeymoon. The honeymoon is a period of time where the newlyweds can take a break to share some private and romantic moments that can help them to make a strong relationship. Therefore, newlyweds travel outside of their country or a different city in their country from their decision, sometimes it takes a couple of days or weeks. In Saudi Arabia, usually the groom pay for the honeymoon but in America it depends on the couples situation, sometimes the groom pay it alone and sometimes both of them pay for it. In Saudi Arabia, the honeymoon is so important