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The Groom’s Shoes

Posted By sagemoor@usc.edu On May 7, 2018 @ 11:25 pm In Adulthood,Customs,Initiations,Life cycle,Rituals, festivals, holidays | Comments Disabled

Collection: Indian wedding prank

During a discussion about Indian wedding customs, the informant described a common practical joke. There is a tradition in which the bride’s siblings steal the groom’s shoes. Consequently, the siblings set a price that the groom must pay in order to get his shoes back.

Context: This tradition is considered a practical joke as it is implemented at the expense of the groom. Practical jokes are especially apparent in weddings because the ceremony is a rite of passage.

 


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