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China is a large country with 56 nationalities.Different nationalities have different marriage customs, but whatever the nationality is, the wedding ceremony is usually very complicated. The traditional Chinese marriage usually involves 6 necessary procedures, namely: match-making, engagement, betrothal presents, meeting the bride,three bows, and drinking wedlock wine. In addition, a typical Chinese wedding nowadays goes like this:when a new couple is engaged, what followed is a choice of the date of their marriage. Most people would favor a bank holiday or special Chinese festival for their relatives and friends to attend the wedding. However,quite a few others, especially those in the countryside, would probably ask a fortune-teller for a lucky date(usually an even number)so that their marriage would have"Double Happiness". The wedding ceremony is usually presided warmly ,and the wedding ceremony very often ends with a very extravagant banquet. Toasts are made to wish the new couple long life, eternal love and happiness, early birth of a healthy baby and so on.   

中國婚俗  

中國是一個有56個民族的大國。不同的民族有不同的婚俗。但無論是哪個民族,結婚儀式都很復雜。 傳統的中國婚禮儀式包括6個必備步驟,它們是:說媒、定親、聘禮、迎娶、拜堂(三鞠躬)、喝交杯酒等六步。 此外,如今一個標準的中國婚禮會如下進行:在一對新人訂婚后,接下來就是挑選吉日成親。大部分人會挑選節假日或某個中國的傳統節日為的是親戚朋友們能來參加婚禮。不過,有一些人,尤其是鄉下人很有可能請算命先生挑個結婚的吉日(通常是雙日子),這樣就是雙喜臨門了。 婚禮慶典很隆重,最后是很奢華的婚宴。人們會舉杯祝愿新人"但愿人長久,千里共嬋娟。"以及早生貴子等等。
 

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