Blending of Wedding Traditions

StatsCan study shows that second-, third- and fourth-generation Canadians are most likely to marry outside their race.

Nearly four per cent (289,400) of Canada's 7,482,800 couples are mixed unions, according to the 2006 census. That's a 33.1 per cent increase since 2001.

About 247,600 of the mixed unions were comprised of one partner who belonged to a visible-minority group and one who did not.

The remaining 41,800 mixed unions consisted of couples in which both members belonged to a different visible minority.

Among first-generation visible-minority Canadians (those born outside of Canada), 12 per cent were in mixed unions. The proportion rose to 51 per cent for second-generation Canadians and reached 69 per cent for third-generation Canadians.

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In many ethnic culture, a wedding is a celebration, not just for the bride and groom, but for the entire community, and it's an event the family looks forward to from the moment a child is born. It's not unusual for the guest list to number in the thousands. This page looks at the different wedding ceremonies that blend different traditions.
 
  Traditional Chinese Wedding (Canadian-Chinese)   Traditional Filipino wedding (Canadian-Filipino)
 


 

 

 
 

  Double weddings - A Hindu & a Christian Wedding    
 

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