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A Special Traditional Wedding for Multicultural

15:22 June 01, 2016 replay time01:41

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A traditional wedding ceremony for multicultural couples, who were unable to hold wedding ceremonies for financial reasons, took place at Gu office in Busan.

Kim Sun-ho has more on their special wedding.

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In the front yard of Dong-gu office in Busan, a rare traditional wedding ceremony takes place.

The groom, dressed in wedding clothes, enters in a palanquin.

He takes a bow after placing a wooden goose on the wedding table, which is a ritual called "jeonanrye."

The bride, dressed in "hanbok," then enters in a palanquin, rather shyly.

The groom and bride bow to each other, pour a drink and drink it to vow a lifetime of union.

Park Sam-suk, the head of Dong-gu office, reads an announcement to the heavens to make the wedding known and a nuptial song is played.

While receiving jujubes, which symbolize fertility, the couple is all smiles.

<Le Thi Tuyen / Choryang-dong, Dong-gu, Busan> "It has been about eight years since I first came to Korea. This is the first traditional wedding I have ever experienced, and I had so much fun today. Thank you for this opportunity."

At today's traditional wedding ceremony, five multicultural couples who were unable to hold wedding ceremonies due to financial reasons participated.

Dong-gu has been holding these traditional ceremonies for three years now.

<Yoon Sung-ja / Woman and Family Section Chief at Dong-gu Office, Busan> "In Dong-gu, there are 498 multicultural households. Every year, we select five exemplary couples to help them hold wedding ceremonies in celebration of the annual Day of Married Couples."

The five couples left for Jeju-do for an enchanting three-day honeymoon.

Kim Sun-ho reporting for Yonhap News.

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