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1 MARRIAGE IN AFGHANISTAN By: Jade Schilling 2 nd Block

2 Wedding lasts from around 6:00pm-11:00pm Guests sit at tables Brides guests on right side Grooms guests on left side Throne-like chairs in front for couple Arranged marriage Ceremony is sometimes the first time the bride and groom meet CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS tional-engagement-party-at.html

3 For bride: Age (cant marry until 16) Physical appearance Character Family background For groom: Age Physical appearance Education Ability to support wife Reputation Character Family background SPOUSE CRITERIA **can marry first cousin, if there is a suitable one**

4 First, letter is sent from males parents to a member of the females family (to be)Grooms father and elders go to (to be) brides house They bring gifts for to-be-bride Grooms father (or respected man from groom side) tells of their purpose and demand Elder man from brides side receives the demand ENGAGEMENT

5 Amount of time between the engagement and the wedding ceremony depends on financial ability of grooms family Groom (or grooms family) provides: House Dowry (wedding gifts/payment) Expenses of wedding ceremony Gifts for bride BEFORE THE WEDDING

6 Henna First put on bride-to-be (by groom) Groom then leaves Henna is then put on the rest of the girls who are not married Lunch kind of like the equivalent of a rehearsal dinner in America Large group of people Many gifts are brought to the groom and bride Brides HouseGrooms House BEFORE THE WEDDING special-coverage/454711-wedding-traditions-in-muslim-communities-special.html /culture-and- entertainment/traditions/41164 6-afghan-muslim-wedding.html

7 Marriage Ceremony After the lunch, elders start going to the brides house Soon after, everyone follows Groom arrives on a decorated horse Musicians play tambourines

8 Marriage Ceremony Once everyone is there, a marriage speech is given Guests dance to the music Mullah (holy man) is the one who marries the couple Couple sit on a sofa Couple has shawl placed over their heads and they hold a mirror Tradition is called mirror and Quran.

9 Marriage Ceremony The wedding cake is first cut and tasted by the newly married couple It is then given out to the guests Guests dance for a while They dance the national dance of the Afghans, the Attan People congratulate the couple on their marriage / mast-mily/attan-dance-2012-afghan-wedding-attan- dance-2012-video_584f2dde1.html

10 Bride and Groom go to new home When bride arrives, an animal (sheep or goat) is sacrificed for Allah Bride hammers nail into door because it is a good omen for the marriage A few days later (either 3 or 7) relatives and friends bring gifts for bride AFTER THE CEREMONY

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