A Thai family hit the headlines after the parents decided to marry their 6-year-old twins in a traditional local Buddhist ceremony that serves for warding off bad luck.
30-year-old Phacharaporn and 31-year-old Amornsan Sunthorn Malirat organized a lavish ceremony for their 6-year-old boy and girl named Guitar and Kiwi.
According to the two Buddhist parents, female and male twins are re-born together because they have had a romantic relationship in their previous lives.
As the parents explained, the twins had to be married in order to avoid experiencing bad luck in the future.
“The reason for the marriage ceremony is because we believe that the children used to be partners in the past life. This is a belief we have inherited from ancient people,” the father of Kiwi and Guitar said.
“We must arrange a wedding for the two twins as a solution to the issues they had before they were re-born. If they are married, they will live healthy and successful lives and not be sick.”
The traditional ceremony began with a street procession and continued with a game in which the boy had to pass through 9 gates before he could see his bride.
Then, while dozens of friends and relatives gathered for the ceremony, the twins were posing for pictures.
Speaking of the ceremony and the local tradition, the mother of the twins said:
“They were both so sweet during their wedding.
“They will be the best of friends for the rest of their lives. They’ll be able to find their own husband or wife when they’re older. But this ceremony will always be important for them.”
While the twins got married in a sense, the ceremony isn’t legally binding and both of them will have a chance to choose their own partners in life. Additionally, the parents explained that the custom was held in order to ward off bad spirits and wish the twins good luck and long life.
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