Thursday, December 16, 2010

A local wedding custom

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Double Happiness 喜 喜 is a Chinese symbol that is used for Chinese wedding decoration.
The Chinese symbol is composed of two Chinese characters for Happiness 喜 (xi). It is called Double Happiness.


The local custom in Tianjin is that a single 喜 decoration is put on the bride's home meaning her family is not 'double' happy since she left her parents.

So the picture I took, probably, is groom's home. :)

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7 comments:

☺lani☺ said...

I guess both of them are inside right now :)

joo said...

How interesting, and I like the photo:)
Hugs

Clytie said...

What a wonderful and beautiful custom! I love the thought of happiness hearts. Thank you so much for sharing them - and for telling us the background of this delightful tradition.

LauraX said...

such lovely delicate hearts!!!

~Cheryl said...

What a grand custom! I do like these doubly happy hearts!

Lyneen said...

Interesting... the little things we learn from one another amazes me!

Evelyn said...

Yeah, kinda sad in the bride's home since most girls don't move out until they get married. So their absence is felt when they get married.

I grew in Malaysia. I cried when my sis got married coz she was my roommate...