Thai men dating customs
On the second day, the family of the bride prepares a second wedding feast at their home, where the couple will be married (Noj tshoob).
Hmong marriage customs differ slightly based on cultural subdivisions within the global Hmong community, but all require the exchange of a bride price from the groom’s family to the bride’s family.
In the United States, new generations of Hmong are gradually assimilating into American society while being taught Hmong culture and history by their elders.
Many fear that as the older generations pass on, the knowledge of the Hmong among Hmong-Americans will die as well.
Hmong history has been passed down through legends and ritual ceremonies from one generation to another as well as through Hmong textile art or story cloths sewn by the women.
Throughout recorded history, the Hmong have remained identifiable as Hmong because they have maintained their own language, customs, and ways of life while adopting the ways of the country in which they live.
After three days or more, the parents of the groom prepare the first wedding feast for the newlywed couple (hu plig nyab tshiab thaum puv peb tag kis). The couple returns to the house of the bride's family at the end of the first wedding feast and spends the night in preparation for the next day.
Clan membership is inherited upon birth or occasionally through adoption.
All children are members of the father’s clan, through which they will trace their ancestors.
This performance was done in appreciation to Big Brother Mouse, a literacy project that had visited the school that day with books and interactive educational activities.
There is debate about usage of this term, especially amongst Hmong living in the West, as it is believed by some to be derogatory, although Hmong living in China still call themselves by this name.
Traditionally, when a boy wants to marry a girl, he will make his intentions clear, and will "zij" ("snatch")(nowadays, snatch girl is not popular and it's illegal) her during day light or night at any opportunity that is appropriate. Before "zij" her, the boy must first give a gift to the girl whom he wants to marry.