by Paul Mason, Mandy Ross


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What happens at a Hindu sagan ceremony? Why does a Jewish groom smash a glass at his wedding ceremony? When does the Muslim Walimah ceremony take place? Weddings explores the different rituals associated with marriage around the world. Examples range from a wedding reception common in Christian weddings to the Hindu sagan ceremony, and the Hopi Indian marriage ceremony.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403425157
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Series: Rites of Passage Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.68(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Paul Mason has written more than 100 books for children, on topics ranging from extreme sports to urban myths. Notable titles include Money Doesn't Grow on Trees and From Armpits to Zits for teens, and Monster Hunter, a series of books on tracking down and dealing with vampires, werewolves, extra-terrestrials, and ghosts. An avid surfer, snowboarder, and mountain biker, Paul writes many sports titles and has also produced a website guide to ski resorts.

Table of Contents

Why Do We Have Weddings?4
Weddings in the Christian Church6
Hindu Weddings8
Weddings in Punjab10
Sikh Weddings12
Muslim Weddings14
Imilchil Wedding Festival16
Jewish Weddings18
Buddhism and Shintoism20
Native American Weddings22
Mass Weddings24
Forty Weddings and a Bonfire26
Civil Weddings28
More Books to Read31

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