If you have been to an Indian wedding or temple you will notice the bride and bridegroom wearing these huge garlands. The temples too have the idols decorated with garlands of fresh Jasmine, Rose and a special type of leaf that goes in with it. These leaves are very aromatic too. Garlands are sold by the thousands during festivals in India. Garlands are very spiritual in the Indian culture. They are used all over the world in almost every type of culture during celebrations and special ceremonies. Different cultures have their own meaning to it but somehow all the people in the world think of flowers as a symbol of happiness and so use garlands of flowers, confetti, paper for celebrating.
Generally garlands are used in the worship of god. They are used welcome important persons and delegates in honor of respect to them like in Hawaii. Garlands are mainly used in marriages as the newly wedding couple exchange garlands is a symbol of true love and denotes long lasting relationship in life. Garlands are not only used in marriages they are also used for cradle ceremonies in order to contribute peace to their soul. Garlands are used in decorative purposes like decorating houses, making Christmas trees.