freakpower70 wrote:So, my Vietnamese girlfriend and I are starting to discuss marriage and we get to the part about the traditional gifts I am to offer her family which include a roast pig. Being a vegetarian I inform her there is no way I am gifting a roast pig and she exclaims that it is traditional and I would not have to eat the pig. But still, I cannot do it. I want to respect the importance of these traditions but I need a solution that makes both side happy. There must be one, after all practicing Vietnamese Buddhists are vegetarian. Anyone know of a solution that keeps things traditional as possible?
freakpower70 wrote:David, she is a buddhist... but very much a non practicing buddhist. Your suggestion is deffinitly something I should bring up though.
freakpower70 wrote:Sorry it has taken me some time to get respond.
David, she is a buddhist... but very much a non practicing buddhist. Your suggestion is deffinitly something I should bring up though.
Yudron, I am willing to respect many of the cultural aspects of a vietnamese wedding but it is my wedding too and personally I feel like the offering of a dead pig for the event that is supposed to celebrate our love would be a little... well I am not comfortable with the idea.
Quiet Heart, I have not yet met the parents and they do not know we are discussing marriage.
I tried to do a wee bit of research on the subject, but info in a language I understand is slim for now.
In any case I thank you all for your responses.
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