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Moroccan Weddings — Gifts, Gowns, and Glory

Morocco — In this largely nation that is agricultural lots of weddings are planned in August, mainly since the harvest has ended, college hasn’t started, and it’s also too hot to complete other things. Festivities are loud general general public affairs, although general general public does not suggest everybody is invited towards the celebration, which invariably occurs in a hall that is rented big tent put up on the top of a home or in the road, blocking traffic to and from several homes for the timeframe. The timeframe might be 3 to 4 times.

The tents useful for these occasions are often white on the exterior with a few peaks increasing the roof, very much like the tents one views in old films about knights jousting with all the benefit of the woman tucked daintily to the armor. In, wedding tents tend to be made with a red and green banner pattern at periods over the walls, and they’re going to be carpeted with red, white, and green patterned rugs.

A little bit of showing off gives notice to the community of the family’s status and displays the gifts pledged to the happy couple before the celebration. The guembri, flutes, and tambourines, a horse drawn cart laden with sugar cones (a traditional wedding gift — for a sweet life), bags of rice or cous cous, blankets, kitchen ware, and pieces of furniture in small towns and cities, like Settat, Morocco, which I am familiar with, the festivities begin with a kind of parade through town, often consisting of a few musicians playing the Qraqeb. Read more »