A pair of three-year-old twins who were ”soulmates in a past life” have married – to ward off bad luck.
Brother and sister Teekatat and Tawisa Hiranmekawanit tied the knot in a traditional ceremony in Ang Thong province, central Thailand.
Parents believe the smiling toddlers were lovers in a previous life but were separated by a terrible tragedy.
They were reincarnated together as twins and have to get married to show ”angels” that they are in love and be together forever, according to mother-of-the bride and groom Sasi Hiranmekawanit.
”They must get married otherwise one of them will die,” she said. ”We provided the wedding ceremony according to our belief that in the olden days the boy and girl twins were soulmates but couldn’t stay together. ”They were reborn again in this life, they were reborn as boy and girl twins.”
Teekatat and Tawisa are both three years and four months old.
Villagers and relatives joined the twins and the parents for the ceremony in the Wiset Chai Charn district of Ang Thong.
Beamig mother Sasi added: ”There was a very relaxed and nice atmosphere. The local community helped us.
‘As parents we must provide the wedding to let the angels know that the twins are happily in love and will be together forever.
”It is an ancient belief to show the angels they are in love and will never stay apart.”
Despite the formal ceremony, the children won’t be married in law.
They are also likely to find and marry their own partners when they get older.