July 23rd, 2012

Иван Дурак

Культурное влияние Индии на новобрачных Запада

In Western culture, the custom of a newlywed couple going on a holiday together originated in early 19th century Great Britain, a concept borrowed from the Indian elite.

In the Indian Subcontinent upper-class couples would take a "bridal tour", sometimes accompanied by friends or family, to visit relatives, who had not been able to attend the wedding.[6]

The practice soon spread to the European continent and was known as voyage à la façon anglaise (English-style voyage) in France from the 1820s on.