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|The Spanish Ceremony and Taboo: Nuptial Custom
Spanish ceremony and taboo;Spanish society and culture;Spanish wedding
|2015-02-11 11:37:59 (UTC+8)
Every country has its own representational ceremonies and taboos. From these we cannot only observe the particular and differential cultures, but the ancient traditions and conventions. In addition, we can also discover the change of ages through the transition of cultural custom. The wedding could be one of the most important things in one`s life. It is interesting to trace their social conventions and find the abundance of Spanish culture.Spain is located in Western Europe and its mainland is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. This country will always be surrounded by sunshine in spring and summer. Generally speaking, Spanish people are active and enthusiastic. As well as other cultures, the Spanish wedding has to follow the antique conventions.The purpose of this essay is to investigate Spain`s wedding ceremony and taboo. It is an attempt to understand the particular religion and culture. This study, on one hand, introduces the custom that should be continued and is divided into the following parts: the important ceremonies, the proposal of marriage, customs that are influenced by religion, wedding invitation, clothes, the blessing (or benediction) of family, wedding ceremony, banquet, nuptial music and dance, etc. On the other hand, it also briefly explains the influence of the Spanish society to its wedding customs, such as their work and rest schedule, family, general etiquette, compliment, folk custom and taboo. Thereby we can understand the diverseness between different nationalities, the culture which is affected by family structure, the ceremony that they follow, the superstition, and taboo. Futhermore, by way of these variant aspects, we hope to present the engrossing and alluring part of Spanish culture.
|文化越界, 1(1), 41-57
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