Presentation on theme: "Marriage in Afghanistan"— Presentation transcript:
1 Marriage in Afghanistan By: Jade Schilling2nd Block
2 Customs and Traditions Wedding lasts from around 6:00pm-11:00pmGuests sit at tablesBride’s guests on right sideGroom’s guests on left sideThrone-like chairs in front for coupleArranged marriageCeremony is sometimes the first time the bride and groom meet
3 For groom: For bride: Age Physical appearance Physical appearance Spouse criteriaFor bride:Age (can’t marry until 16)Physical appearanceCharacterFamily backgroundFor groom:AgePhysical appearanceEducationAbility to support wifeReputationCharacterFamily background**can marry first cousin, if there is a suitable one**
4 (to be)Groom’s father and elders go to (to be) bride’s house EngagementFirst, letter is sent from male’s parents to a member of the female’s family(to be)Groom’s father and elders go to (to be) bride’s houseThey bring gifts for to-be-brideGroom’s father (or respected man from groom side) tells of their purpose and demandElder man from bride’s side receives the demand
5 Groom (or groom’s family) provides: Before the WeddingAmount of time between the engagement and the wedding ceremony depends on financial ability of groom’s familyGroom (or groom’s family) provides:HouseDowry (wedding gifts/payment)Expenses of wedding ceremonyGifts for bride
6 Lunch Henna Before the Wedding Bride’s House Groom’s House kind of like the equivalent of a rehearsal dinner in AmericaLarge group of peopleMany gifts are brought to the groom and brideHennaFirst put on bride-to-be (by groom)Groom then leavesHenna is then put on the rest of the girls who are not marriedspecial-coverage/ wedding-traditions-in-muslim-communities-special.html
7 Marriage CeremonyAfter the lunch, elders start going to the bride’s houseSoon after, everyone followsGroom arrives on a decorated horseMusicians play tambourines
8 Marriage Ceremony Once everyone is there, a marriage speech is given Guests dance to the musicMullah (holy man) is the one who marries the coupleCouple sit on a sofaCouple has shawl placed over their heads and they hold a mirrorTradition is called ““mirror and Qur’an.”
9 Marriage CeremonyThe wedding cake is first cut and tasted by the newly married coupleIt is then given out to the guestsGuests dance for a whileThey dance the national dance of the Afghans, the AttanPeople congratulate the couple on their marriage
10 Bride and Groom go to new home After the CeremonyBride and Groom go to new homeWhen bride arrives, an animal (sheep or goat) is sacrificed for AllahBride hammers nail into door because it is a good omen for the marriageA few days later (either 3 or 7) relatives and friends bring gifts for bride
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