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This Crocodile Got Married To A Mexican Mayor Because Of This Old Tradition

07/06/17 Lucas Molandes

In a tradition that dates back to 1789, Mayor Victor Aguilar of San Pedro Huamelula, Oaxaca, Mexico, married a crocodile to ensure the prosperity of the region’s fishermen.

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The ceremony, which is only symbolic, as CNN reported, represents the union of two competing indigenous tribes — the Chontales and the Huaves — which once competed for fishing territory, until a prince from the Chontale tribe married a princess from the Huaves tribe. In this annual ceremony, the mayor represents the prince, while the crocodile represents the princess.

For the wedding, the bride wore an elegant, chaste-white dress.

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How lovely.

The crocodile, which many called “princess,” was given the name Ema Narváez Muñoz, after the mayor’s actual wife.

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No word on whether or not the mayor’s wife was okay with polyamory.

The croc’s mouth was tied shut.

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I wonder how she said “I do.”

The mayor made the ceremony official by kissing his new bride.

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Say what you want, but there have been more awkward kisses.

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And then the newlywed couple danced for everyone to watch.

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With those moves, you know they must be dancing to “Despacito.”

Afterward, there was a celebration, and fisherman showed their respect to the centuries-old tradition by casting nets over the couple.

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No word on where they will spend their honeymoon.

For more info on this ceremony, check out the following video!

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I always cry at weddings. 😰

 

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