5Postnatal is a period that lasts 40 days after birth. This period is so important for both new mothers and children. Children must be looked after carefully because they try to adapt their new life.
6The end of 40 days, family which have a baby hold a mawlid The end of 40 days, family which have a baby hold a mawlid. In mawlid, people read section of Koran for baby.
7The end of the mawlid, the family which have a baby service puerpare sherbet and mawlid rice to guests.
8On 40th day , newborn baby is bathed and taken to his/her relatives and their relatives give presents or give gold jewellery to the babies.
9In the pastPeople used to live in larger families so they lived altogether and women didn’t use to work. So mother-baby relationships were much closer than today. The babies were mostly taken care by the mother herself, not babysitters.
15Asking for the girl is the first step for marriage. In this term groom’s family visit bride’s family to know each other.
16Families visit each other many times Families visit each other many times. So they come closer and they start being a larger family.
17Finally, groom and his family visit bride’s family to finish this period. Groom comes to bride’s home with flowers and chocolate.
18Bride prepares coffee for groom and his family. She services it Bride prepares coffee for groom and his family. She services it. But there is an important detail. Bride prepares special coffee. When she does it, she adds salt in his.
19If groom drinks coffee willingly, it is accepted that he is brave and patient.
39In wedding day bride and groom are excited and so happy In wedding day bride and groom are excited and so happy. Because they will live together from then this day.
40In wedding morning the groom’s family and relatives come bride’s home.
41Bride wears a wedding dress Bride wears a wedding dress. Her father or brother ties a red riband to her waist.Red riband means independence.
42Bride’s friends come to her home with their cars and there are lots of cars in front of bride’s home.
43Then they set out to go to hairdresser. They drive one by one. In hairdresser her singlefriends write their names under bride’s shoes. They believe that if names are disappeared, they will get marry soon.
44Finally wedding starts at night Finally wedding starts at night. Bride’s and groom’s relatives come wedding.
45Their relatives give gold to them. They take photos with bride and groom.