There is an old Vietnamese custom that a pregnant bride has to enter her husband’s house through the back door instead of the front door. If she chooses the front door, the bride will bring bad luck to the groom’s family.
|The groom holds the bride in his arms and enters the house through the front gate. — Photo from video|
A bride in Phu Rieng District, southern Binh Phuoc Province last week was supposed to follow the custom but her husband and mother-in-law did something that deeply moved netizens who watched the wedding video.
Seeing the bride, in her third month of pregnancy, wear high heels and a long dress the whole day, the groom’s mother asked her son to carry the bride in his arms and enter the house through the front gate.
She broke the custom and dispelled any notion that she'll be a mother-in-law from hell in one move.
Many netizens praised them as the mother and the groom of the year.
Other women including brides-to-be and those who already got married wished they would have such a kind mother-in-law. VNS
Marriage and children have been hot topics in Vietnam of late, thanks to the Government’s announcement that it wants people to marry before 30 and have two kids before 35, with tax breaks and other policies on offer to encourage procreation.
Pham Thi Hien got married in 2018 when she was 16 years old to a man a year her senior.