Egyptian Bridal Practices

Throughout Africa, many various nations have their own marriage customs. These rituals are often based around symbols of strength, commitment and love and are an essential method for couples to interact with their identity Many of these bridal traditions have even made their way from Africa to america and the rest of the world.

One of the most frequent customs is called “door knocking”. Also known as kookoo hai, this meeting involves the bridegroom and his relatives going to the bride’s home on a planned night and “knocking” on her doorway. If the home welcomes them in, they then current gifts such as wealth and cocoa nuts to show their goodwill and debate the prospects of joining the two families. This is an essential step that most African marriage festivities may shift ahead without.

Another popular bridal traditions is marriage conversations. In this case, associates of the man’s community meet with the girl’s home to decide on an amount of money or goods that will be paid in change for the woman’s hand in marriage. This is an essential service as it can be a big deal for some communities and is impact the overall expense of a wedding.

Other famous african wedding practices include jumping the broom, money dance and the use of traditional materials like kente, ankara and gele to name a few. In many cases, these traditions also have deeper meanings that are related to family approvals, growth and wealth, and the honor of those who paved the way for the modern couple.

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