Helping families with Colombian children stay connected with the Colombian culture. You may contact me at the following e-mail: colombiansadoptcolombians @ (please remove spaces around the @ symbol). Still one other person mentioned that at her wedding both the bride and the groom exchanged coins.After having polled numerous Colombian family and friends, and found painfully little that was very different between American customs and Colombian customs. So, apparently the way and number of coins is not as important as the actual exchange of the coins.There are hand gestures used to mean everything from "you're out of luck" to "it's packed" to "bullying," "stingy," "drinking," "that's bad," "posh," "let's eat," and more.The more time you spend talking to Colombians in Spanish, the more hand gestures you'll observe and quite possibly pick up and find yourself using later!It's very rare to see someone eating with their hands in Colombia, and many Colombians find it offensive if you eat with your hands. Colombia is not without plenty of its traditions for matrimonial ceremonies. Here a dance may be rather hit or miss depending on your family.
There, EVERYONE, no matter the age, dances to the same music and so it is quite a party. Some people mentioned that there are actually 13 coins given, others didn't mention a specific number, just that the bride received the coins.The Serenata is a pre-wedding tradition in Colombia in which the groom surprises the bride with a serenade (this often happens after she has gone to sleep).Often the Serenata involves a band and a surprise party with the friends and family of the bride and groom.These people were labeled with any number of descriptive names, derived from the casta system, such as mestizo, mulatto and moreno.Blacks and indigenous people of Colombia also mixed to form zambos, creating a new ethno-racial group in society. Carnivals for example became an opportunity for all classes and colors to congregate without prejudice.A lot of American men are having the interest to date a Colombian girl after the rise of Colombian models in television and various media.This occurence is due to the fact that American women are starting to exhibit masculinity in their behavior and actions.It is common for men to seek for a woman sho exudes a degree of feminism.That is why many foreign men are starting to like Colombian girls, this is partly because of their feminist aura.While each wedding tradition is unique to the family and couple that practices it, there are general similarities that run throughout Colombian wedding traditions.The most well known Colombian wedding tradition is the Serenata, or serenade.