Dating and marriage customs in greece
Asking the Parents Asking the parents, particularly the father, for permission (if you are a man asking a woman to marry him) is a traditional practice that spans several cultures.It is also standard practice amongst traditional Greek families in the United States.Either way, a marriage is the beginning of your life together and adhering to the Greek customs sets it on a positive path.As a tourist, you can leave behind that dreary job, the relationship youve squeezed dry, and become someone new in a country with a beauty that few places can match, and a passionate people that truly enjoy having a good time. Being a Greek-American, I have come to know Greece both as a tourist and as a resident citizen.Not only that, but families have taken their customs to the United States where they expect they will still be adhered to.Here is an overview of some of these Greek marriage customs.
Remember in when Toula’s parents bought the new couple a house?In Greece, traditional customs get passed down from generation to generation and marriages are no exception.No matter how modernized Greece becomes, most of these traditions are still upheld.Depending on where you live and what your finances are like, this could take place in your village, in the open air, or in a function hall.Either way, the bride and groom traditionally invite everyone they know – and then some. As you can see, many of these traditions still happen in the United States.
But money is to be spent, and those Greek men sure like to spend it on a pretty tourist!