If you think, child marriage is prone to exist in very few countries, especially India, you are in for some surprises. Call it superstitious or plain bizarre, locals at southern Thailand energetically participated at a Thai marriage ceremony of two toddlers who appears to be twins. You know, for good luck! Yes, the brother and sister who were born in 2013, exchanged vows and marry each other in front of a small gathering of mature adults. The video of the 5-year-old newlyweds shows the traditional ceremony featured with dance, music followed by a game where the groom had to pass through nine ‘gates’ before he could meet the bride. Pattaya Orgy Party Video Goes Viral: Thailand Police Investigate Australian Tourists Caught Performing Oral Sex!
The bride named Chaya Prasop Tamrong and the groom Chanon dressed in Thai costumes look just like any other smiling toddlers. Now, if you think it to be weird, give it a pause. The reason behind the marriage is related to clear the sins of past lives. They believe that if male and female twins are born should be married as quickly as possible, otherwise when they get older, one of them will go through a terrible death. Hence, they are married! Gifts of gold and dowries are too part of this wedding event. Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew Temple in Thailand is Made Up of Beer Bottles, View Pics.
Watch 5-year-old twins marrying each other in Thailand.
The district council chief, Parinya Khemachit told the Associated Press, “It is our belief that a wedding ceremony should be held for the male and female twins. This is for the good fortune of the children and so that they have healthy bodies. They will grow old, happy with prosperity and won't be hurt or sick. This is an ancient belief from the past.”
This is not the one-of-a-kind incident in the nation. In December 2016, three-year-old twins were married in central Thailand as the parents believe the children were lovers in a former life. However, despite the formal ceremony, none of the children will be married in law. They are to find and likely marry their own partners when they get older.