BIZARRE: 10 Couples Wed Inside A Coffin On Valentine’s Day (PHOTOS)

BIZARRE: 10 Couples Wed Inside A Coffin On Valentine’s Day (PHOTOS)

By Joy Abobi | News Reporter on February 15, 2015
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Ten different couples were joined as husband and wife according to Thai tradition inside a pink coffin at Wat Takien temple in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand.
Couples weds inside a coffin on Saturday, February 14, 2015 in Thailand  (Photo Credit:  Bangkok Post)
Couples wed inside a coffin on Saturday,

Couples weds inside a coffin on Saturday, February 14, 2015 in Thailand  (Photo Credit:  Bangkok Post)
Couples wed inside a coffin on Saturday, February 14, 2015 in Thailand (Photo Credit: Bangkok Post)
Before the ceremony, the brides and grooms made offerings to the monks before taking their places side-by-side in the large pink coffin with floral bouquets held to their chests.
The monks then draped a large cloth across them which signifies their death followed by special incantations usually reserved for funerals while ending the prayers with blessings for a new life.
Couples weds inside a coffin on Saturday, February 14, 2015 in Thailand  (Photo Credit:  Bangkok Post)
Couples weds inside a coffin on Saturday, February 14, 2015 in Thailand (Photo Credit: Bangkok Post)
The temple had organized the event for the first time in 2014, when Valentine’s Day fell on the same day as their worship day known as Marka worsBucha.