Homosexuality is illegal in Oman, as is discussing the many rumours about the Sultan's private life.
It is not a topic of conversation in Oman and not only will you offend people, but the Royal Omani Police may take an interest in you.
Weeping wedding party For many brides, wedding day preparation can be emotionally draining, but in areas of China this emotional prep is taken one step further.
Kiss the groom This innovative Danish wedding tradition ensures everyone is feeling the love on the big day.
At the reception if the bride leaves the table, every female member of the bridal party will rush to kiss the groom.
She is later joined by other members of the bridal party to create a celebratory ‘weeping song’.
Stealing more than hearts One of the traditional Indian wedding games played to celebrate the couple’s union is the stealing of the groom’s shoes.
During slavery, African-American couples were not permitted to get married and the jumping of the broom was a custom used by slaves in place of a wedding ceremony.
Many modern African-Americans jump the broom as a tribute to generations that have passed.
The groom’s family have to do their best to keep the shoes from falling into the mitts of the bride’s family, and the groom ultimately has to pay a ransom to get them back.
Verbal abuse, gesturing with impatience, even the wrong facial expression can be grounds for someone filing a complaint and no one in Oman is immune from this.
Blackening the bride The blackening of the bride is a Scottish tradition that takes the pre-wedding humiliation often found on stag and hen parties to the extreme.
The bride is paraded through the town and decorated with a concoction of rubbish, baked beans, eggs and fish.
Foot whipping Before a South Korean groom can look forward to his wedding night, it is traditional that he receives a beating from his groomsmen.