Culture Shock! China - A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette, 2nd Edition

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74 CultureShock! China

Friends and family celebrate the marriage of a couple
at their wedding banquet. Chinese wedding banquets have
become a blend of Western customs like saying vows,
exchanging rings and pouring champagne, with truly Chinese
customs like changing clothes four to five times, rounds of
gombei toasts at individual tables, and a game where the
bride attempts to light cigarettes for the guests while people
playfully blow out the flame before she can accomplish her
task. The wedding banquet is an elaborate multi-course
dinner theatre that lasts for hours.

A modern Chinese couple celebrating their marriage at a wedding banquet
with friends and family.
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