A SAD marriage : Marriage beyond the grave ... Ghost Marriage

Malaysia
August 19, 2009 1:11am CST
Last weekend a 'pregnant' chinese lady married her dead fiance (he died in an "incident") ... but she did not go tru the full ceremony only the tea ceremony between the families to accept the lady and her baby into the family It was a sad event, totally sad as her lover died the night prior to the wedding ... ( the death is still under investigation .. commit suicide ??) The incident can be read at : http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/8/16/nation/4531439&sec=nation The full description on this ceremony can be read at : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_ghost_marriage
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@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
19 Aug 09
Hi sanjana, Surely sad is the event that she lost her would be husband before the actual marriage had taken place and strange is that People can go to extent in the name of practice of this or that. Be it ghost marriage or occult practice. As the girl is accepted by the family is a great relief.
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@dfollin (11885)
• United States
19 Aug 09
Yes,it is very good that she is accepted by his family.Some people that actually got married don't get that.One person or the other is not accepted by the others family.
@dfollin (11885)
• United States
19 Aug 09
I heard about this.I think it is sad.However,I wonder if the marriage is legal? What about the possible insurance claim?
@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
19 Aug 09
Yeah, the same question ran across my mind too that what would be the legal standing of this marriage. We do not know for legal application on the same issue is different in different countries.
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@dfollin (11885)
• United States
19 Aug 09
This is true.Did this occur in China?
@dodo19 (23871)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
20 Aug 09
This is really sad. I've never heard of this sort of ceremony. It must be sad for this woman to go through this, or anyone else who has gone through this sort of thing. I feel really sorry for this young woman, not to mention the other women who have gone through this or might have, according to my understanding of the two articles that you linked, sanjana (this is from my understanding of the articles).
@chi2nasrin (1103)
• Malaysia
24 Aug 09
It is very sad indeed and touching story. They are doing that to give the baby the father's family name. The family is very thoughtful yet the baby will be the only generation of the father.