However, the practice of , mainly to help their employees find a marriage partner.

The girls of the Miao ethnic group in Southwest China have a very unique method of communicating their love.

If caught, he would have to either marry the girl or work it off on the girl’s family’s fields.

Whether night hunting will continue or dies out remains to be seen.

People of the Balinese village of Tenganan have taken fighting for love up a notch with their highly ritualized Usaba Sambah Festival.

It just goes to show that animals aren’t the only ones capable of exhibiting bizarre courting behavior—not by a long shot.

In the tradition of Valentine’s Day, let’s look at some cultures around the world—and the crazy stuff people do for love.

Unthinkable for most prudish fathers is the thought of their precious daughter having to spend the night alone with a suitor.

For two ethnic groups, this has been a long-cherished tradition. Although other parts of Africa practice it, the Zulus are especially noted for their bizarre take on the tradition.Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an Error Document to handle the request.Being in love can make people do the strangest things.During their Sisters’ Meal Festival in April—which is their equivalent of Valentine’s Day—the girls dress ornately and cook lots of sticky rice in four different colors, with the colors representing the four main seasons of the year.They then give the rice, rolled in a handkerchief, to the suitors who serenaded them.To ensure they get the best view, the girls are placed on a foot-powered Ferris wheel (you read that right) that stops turning only when all the men have finished fighting—a process that takes several hours.