Intercultural Communication At An Indian Wedding Ceremony

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In reference to chapter 1, the term intercultural communication equates similarly to culture communication around the world. Intercultural communication refers “to communication between persons who have different cultural beliefs, values, or ways of behaving.” (DeVito 40) In order to be more aware culturally, a person should open their mind to new experiences and not be afraid to learn more about a person’s culture. For this assignment, I decided to research a culture that has stark differences than mine which was the: Indian Wedding ceremony versus the Traditional American wedding ceremony. Unfortunately, it was hard for me to attend an Indian wedding so I mainly had to do research for this assignment. The main differences between these weddings had to do with: attire, wedding ceremony, and traditions. A traditional “vivaah”(wedding) ceremony is known for being quite the extravagant event, which includes: vibrant colors, loud music, and exotic food. But before I get into all the wonderful things that happen, first, I will discuss what you should wear at a vivaah ceremony. The bride traditionally wears a sari or lehengas. A sari and lehengas, is “a garment worn by Hindu women, consisting of a long piece of cotton or silk wrapped around the body with one end draped over the head or over one shoulder. “(Stanford.edu). Red, unlike white is the desired color of a sari for the bride. Red symbolizes “prosperity, fertility and saubhagya (marital bliss).”(Stanford.edu) In…
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