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MARRIAGE CUSTOM

A YOUNG MAN AND WOMAN WERE INTRODUCED TO EACH OTHER BY A
"SWAT." HE WAS AN OLDER MEMBER OF A COMMUNITY
(MOST LIKELY A FRIEND OR A NEIGHBOR) WHO SET UP AN AGREEMENT
BETWEEN THE TWO SETS OF PARENTS. THE DATE OF THE MEETING WAS SET
AND THE GIRL PREPARED THE FOOD WHILE THE "SWAT"
BROUGHT THE BOY IN A BUGGY AND ALSO SOME WHISKEY TO
DRINK. THE "SWAT" DID MOST OF THE TALKING
BETWEEN THE COUPLE.

Submitter comment: AFTER THIS MEETING THE COUPLE WAS CONSIDERED ENGAGED AND
PLANS WERE MADE FOR THE WEDDING.
THIS WAS LEARNED IN RUSSIA.
THIS ITEM IS TRANSLATED FROM THE RUSSIAN LANGUAGE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; RUSSIA ; Sterling Heights

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Parental arrangement of marriage

Date learned: 11-00-1973

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COURTSHIP IN PAKISTAN

IN PAKISTAN, YOUNG PEOPLE NEVER CHOOSE THEIR OWN PARTNER IN
MARRIAGE. THE PARENTS CHOOSE THE PARTNER AND IT IS ONLY WHEN THEY
HAVE BEEN FORMALLY ENGAGED THAT THEY COME TO KNOW EACH OTHER BETTER,
BUT OF COURSE, THEN THERE IS NOT MUCH CHOICE LEFT FOR THEM.

Submitter comment: AS TOLD TO ME BY MISS HAJI.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Parental arrangement of marriage

Date learned: 01-02-1970

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CUSTOM

SOME JAPANESE COUPLES WHO MARRY ACCORDING TO THE ARRANGED
MARRIAGE CUSTOM DO NOT EVEN HOLD EACH OTHER'S HAND UNTIL THEIR
WEDDING DAY. THE TRADITIONAL EXPRESSION OF LOVE EXCHANGED BETWEEN
A YOUNG COUPLE IS THE HOLDING OF EACH OTHER'S HAND.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LIVES IN JAPAN (TOKYO). INFORMATION RECEIVED IN LETTER.

Where learned: JAPAN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Parental arrangement of marriage

Date learned: 07-20-1964

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CUSTOM

IN MANY HOMES IN MALTA THE FATHER BRINGS HOME THE BOY THAT HIS
DAUGHTER IS TO MARRY.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Parental arrangement of marriage

Date learned: 03-13-1970

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MATCHMAKING

IN INDIA A COUPLE IS MATCHED FOR MARRIAGE BY MATCHING THEIR
HOROSCOPES AND MAKING SURE THAT THEIR STARS ARE AGREEABLE.

Where learned: HOME ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; EAST QUAD

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Parental arrangement of marriage

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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CUSTOM

JAPANESE MARRIAGES ARE ARRANGED BY CUSTOM. IT IS NOT AN AFFAIR
OF TWO INDIVIDUAL PERSONALITIES BUT CONTRACTS BETWEEN TWO FAMILIES
(WHO HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TOGETHER BY A MATCH-MAKER OR 'NAKAODO') OF
EQUAL SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL BACKGROUND. SINCE THE AMERICAN
OCCUPATION, THIS CUSTOM HAS BECOME LESS PREVALENT, BUT NONETHELESS,
IS GENERALLY PRACTICED BY THE LARGE MAJORITY OF JAPANESE UPPER AND
OLD FAMILIES.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THE ABOVE FROM EXPERIENCE WHILE LIVING IN JAPAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Parental arrangement of marriage

Date learned: 08-01-1964

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MARRIAGE CUSTOM: FORMOSA (TAIWAN)

"UNTIL HALF A CENTURY AGO, RELATIVES AND FRIENDS IN
CHINA HIRED A PROFESSIONAL GO-BETWEEN, USUALLY WOMEN, TO ARRANGE
MARRIAGES BETWEEN CHILDREN. IF THE GO-BETWEEN KNOWS OF A BOY AND A
GIRL THAT WOULD MAKE A GOOD MATCH, BOTH FAMILIES ARE CONSULTED.
IF THEY AGREE, THE BOY'S HOROSCOPE CHARACTERS, THEY ARE CALLED
"EIGHT CHARACTERS", ARE SENT TO THE GIRL'S FAMILY. THE CHARACTERS
ARE PUT UNDER THE FAMILY GOD FOR THREE DAYS, AND THEN CONSULTED TO
SEE WHETHER THEY HARMONIZE WITH THE GIRL'S "EIGHT CHARACTERS".
IF THEY CLASH, THE MARRIAGE IS CALLED OFF WITHOUT ANY DETRIMENT
TO THE GIRL'S GOOD NAME. IF THEY HARMONIZE, A "LITTLE BETROTHEL"
WILL TAKE PLACE ALMOST IMMEDIATELY."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Parental arrangement of marriage

Date learned: 02-15-1968

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IN ITALY THE FATHER PICKED THE HUSBANDS FOR HIS
DAUGHTERS WHO HAVE TO MARRY IN THEIR OWN CHURCH
OR NOT AT ALL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ITALY ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Parental arrangement of marriage

Date learned: 07-00-1964

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