Tibetan Unique Marriage Custom "Love Diagrams and Grab Hats"
The love between Tibetan young men and women is open. As long as the two sides fall in love at first sight, the sweet first love life begins.
There is a popular way for young men and women to express their love among Tibetans in Yunnan. "Love hexagram" is called "Japanese dream prayer" in Tibetan. Although it is a kind of magic, the "love hexagram" of Tibetan youth has more game color, which is a mind guessing game with love as the content. All young men and women who participate in the "Love Diagrams" each take out a small object that best represents their own thoughts and put it in one person's hand. The person in charge of the object shakes all the small objects in his hand and secretly takes out one for everyone to guess. So the other young people guess who owns the object and sing an interesting love song about the owner's love situation. If the owner has chosen a love, but is ashamed to speak, it is necessary to sing out with implicit lyrics. If the owner has chosen the right person, but the other party has already decided on someone else for life, everyone can make fun of him (her) with implicit lyrics. After the song is over, the person in charge of the object loosens his hand to see who owns the object. The song just sung is the prediction of who is in love.
Hat snatching is another form of Tibetan youth's relationship and love. If a young man looks at a girl, he will find a chance to approach her and then take the opportunity to snatch her hat. After a few days, the young man will come back to the girl and return the hat to her. If the girl happily took the hat, it means that the girl also fell in love with the young man. If the girl refuses to accept the hat, it shows that the girl does not love the young man.
Tibetan marriages vary from region to region, in various forms, but betrothal between men and women is relatively simple. On the day of their engagement, they invite their close relatives to have a sumptuous meal, which can be decided by the man's family. But the wedding is very lively, the day before the auspicious day, the man's family first sent the dress to the bride. In the evening, when the guests were scarce, the girl's family began to dress up for the bride.
Most of the people who marry are close relatives of the groom. They set out after the time of the son. When they set foot on the bride's door, they will present a hada to the door god every time they pass through the door. When the bride's family greets the guest house, they will present a gift scarf to the parents. Then, the wedding team is ready to go.
When the bride arrived at her husband's house, she first put the ear-protecting colored sword inserted in her back into the Buddhist temple to pray for the protection of the family god. Then she sat on the ceremony mat with the groom and was congratulated by her family, relatives and friends. The wedding was over.
Since the outbreak of the epidemic in Tibet on August 7, 2022, a large number of tourists from Tibet to Yunnan have entered Shangri-La from National Highway 214. The People's Government of Diqing Prefecture has issued a series of relevant policies and measures and actively responded. Medical staff, police and other front-line personnel stick to the front line, have been involved in the "war of resistance" of the epidemic without gunpowder smoke, and jointly participate in dealing with a major public health security incident faced by mankind.