The bizarre Romanian custom—Marry your kidnapper!

Kidnapping is indeed a shock to anybody. A person’s experience as to kidnapping is a terror to life.

It adds up terror to also the people who are in the family. When the word ‘kidnap’ itself gives us a shock for a second, it always holds our breath.


When this kidnapping itself is a horror, it does not end there. The terror intensifies when the kidnapping happens to a girl and that too when it happens to a teenager, or a youngster. People start fearing that she might have probably been raped, and no one will be comfortable to marry a girl who was kidnapped by a man, for no one knows what might have happened to her when she was in capture.

But it Romania, more than the terror that it brings, kidnapping brings in the season of marriage. To add up to this surprise element, it is not considered to be illegal in Romania, while it is completely illegal in any other part of the world. While a kidnapper would end up behind the bars in any other part of the world, he would definitely end up marrying the girl in Romania. The minimum number of days to have her kidnapped to marry her is 3 to 5 days, and marriage would be the end product.


In Romania, if you want to marry a beautiful girl, just kidnap her. That’s the mantra there. But, not in any other part of the world.



About the author: This article is written by our intern, Sherly Hephzibah.



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