Sometimes the "X" includes a giant bow or flower, though not in this picture.), as opposed to marriage in modern China, is a ceremonial ritual within Chinese societies that involve a union between spouses, sometimes established by pre-arrangement between families.Within Chinese culture, romantic love and monogamy was the norm for most citizens.
Chinese people are very warmhearted and are eager to match single friends and family.
It is a longstanding belief that this is good fortune for the match maker.
Expectations about gender roles are much more conservative in traditional Chinese culture than in American culture.
If an American boy goes out to dinner with a Chinese girl and does not pay for her meal, the locals will view him he as having lost "face" or social status and they will regard him as a poor dating candidate.
This implies that the wedding ceremony is performed in the evening, which is deemed as a time of fortune.
Similarly, 姻 (pinyin: yīn) has the same pronunciation as 因 (pinyin: yīn).Visitors still have opportunities to witness traditional marriages in the countryside.In ancient times, it was very important to follow a basic principle of the 'Three Letters and Six Etiquettes' since they were essential to a marriage.Traditionally in China, marriages were arranged by the parents and youth would not see their husband or wife until the day of their wedding ceremony.However, at the beginning of the 20th century things changed greatly.According to Zhang Yi's (張揖) Guangya Shigu (廣雅•釋詁), a dictionary of ancient Chinese characters, 因 (pinyin: yīn) means "friendliness", "love" and "harmony", indicating the correct way of living for a married couple.