Family members of the groom performed a dramatic Haka at a Kiwi wedding that left the bride in tears before she jumped in and joined the traditional Maori dance.
The video was filmed at the wedding of Aaliyah and Benjamin Armstrong during the couple’s wedding reception in Auckland last week.
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The haka – with all its shouting, body slapping and dramatic facial expressions – has been used for thousands of years in traditional Maori culture as a war cry to intimidate the enemy, but is also used during celebrations.
Originally posted on Facebook, the video has gone viral with over 35 million views.