Bride Left In Tears After Moving Haka Performed At Wedding
For many of us, the haka is not something we understand, but it is a war cry that shows that love and respect have no cultural boundaries.
This particular video of a New Zealand couple’s wedding has been viewed over 42 million times since its release at the beginning of the year.
It shows Aaliyah and Benjamin Armstrong, who had just tied the knot, being treated to a surprise performance by the groomsmen and guests.
The men performed the haka, a traditional Maori war dance in which participants stamp their feet, stick out their tongues, slap their chests, and shout in unison.
Though it looks kind of intimidating, the haka is actually a huge sign of respect - and after a few minutes, the bride became overwhelmed and began to cry.
Aaliyah told BBC she would “blown away.” "They are quite strong, the men in their family."