The Wedding

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"

In Norway you may get married before

Or after having children

Sometimes people get married in a Church

Sometimes not

Sometimes they get married

With someone from the opposite sex

Sometimes not


I was invited to the wedding of a friend

He was from Lebanon

She was from Norway

From the very beginning

It was easy to identify the two families

Emotions were expressed differently

During the dinner

The Lebanese started to play music

They had brought their instruments from Lebanon

After an hour Norwegians were dancing on the tables

Despite challenging cultural differences at first

Both families live happily since then

Cherishing their differences and learning from each other

Happy Wedding! :) 



Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"

By Julien S. Bourrelle

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