Wacky World Of Wedding Traditions

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

An Explantion

So happy to have found this video.  Weddings are more than tulle, good food, and perfect shade of blue.  It is a community that is made stronger through a union of two.

African Marriage Customs from Halaqah Films on Vimeo.

African weddings are a family affair and involve the combining of two lives, two families, and sometimes even two communities! There are many different wedding traditions in the African continent and no two are exactly alike.Marriage is sacred in Africa and beyond because it solidifies relationship that enrich communities and nations by bring forth new life and new hope. The union of man and woman is a celebration of the natural continuity of life. Marriage is the only known incubator for the raising of balanced socially functional children.
However, in all the communities the bride plays a very special role and is treated with respect because she is a link between the unborn and the ancestors. A bride might eventually bear a very powerful child. In some areas of East Africa the grooms family would even move to the brides village and set up a whole new house there.

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