Bride Parade-world record set in Bucharest
Romania -- Around 100 brides sporting full bridal regalia
took part in a parade in Bucharest, to promote the institution
of marriage in Romanian society-setting a new world record
category for the Largest
Organizers of the "Bride Parade" said they
intend to promote marriage as a way of maintaining traditional
family values in this Orthodox country.
The atmosphere was celebratory as dozens of women
dressed in various white dresses, veils and tiaras marched
to the sounds of trumpeters playing wedding songs. Photo: More than 100 Romanian brides
participated in Bucharest's Bride Parade - a glamourous celebration
of marriage and romance. The event gathered future and former
brides under the slogan of, "Be a bride for one more day".
/ Reuters photos
One woman called the event "unique" and one that
"emphasizes the importance of the family in our society".
Similar events also take place in Russia.
Apparently the traditional marriage stance is
not only valued among blushing brides and beauty queens.
Later this month, Romania's Parliament is set
to vote on a law that would specify marriage is a union between
a man and a woman, and refuse to recognize same-sex marriages
or civil partnerships from other countries.
The Associated Press report, “Romania drafts legislation
to outlaw gay marriage”, quotes Daniel Buda, a deputy for
the ruling Democratic Liberal Party: "The law was needed because
Romania is a Christian country with "Christian morals." Some
85 percent of Romanians belong to the influential Orthodox