Different courtship/marriage practices

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I wanted to have a thread where everyone can share different courtship or marriage practices around the world including developed, undeveloped, and developing nations.

I am starting it with Wodaabe tribe from Niger:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKAYsLE-wqo

I am going to find more I saw on Nat Geo many years ago.
 

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I finally found the video I watched many many years ago!
Southwest China:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg9Lv224580
 
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A liberal outlook and festivals where social norms are turned upside down set the Kalash people of north-western Pakistan apart from the rest of the country. But their culture is under threat as Nosheen Abbas found out.

During festival time in Pakistan's Kalash valley, almost anything is possible for women.

They can declare their love for a suitor and end their marriages, as long as the community knows about the impending split in advance. They can even elope.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13469826
 
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Oh, I missed this. I've seen some bizarre marriage customs in India. I'll see if I can find them.
 
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Something related I came across while watching random Nat Geo videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c_zppPutQw
It's from same show I posted above but this is bit longer clip
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fGZtrBeDcQ

Maybe a bit tangent to the topic, but made me laugh.
 
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I was going to make a new thread in politics about:

Forced marriage parents face jail under new laws

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18356117

This seems like a challenging social problem to deal with. While this will discourage parents from forcing their children into marrying. But at the same time, it will discourage children from reporting their parents. So, you will see a decrease in the forced marriages that might be due to children not reporting.

If this is an appropriate law to deal with the forced marriages?

But then I thought this thread is related enough.
 

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