Wedding ceremony of the Bakhtiaris

For example, prior to a Japanese wedding couples often have a tea ceremony, a traditional ritual influenced by Zen Buddhism in which powdered green tea is served to a small group of honored guests wearing traditional garb. Koreans, meanwhile, come to a point during the ceremony called the peh beck, where the bride offers her new in-laws gifts of dried dates and jujubes, symbols of children. At the ceremony’s conclusion, everyone tosses the dates and chestnuts at the bride while she tries to catch them in her skirt.