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Artist Mulualem surprising his bride with a song

Ethiopian weddings are colorful affairs that follow the country’s distinctive wedding customs. Even while many couples choose modern weddings, many young people include traditional wedding customs into their ceremonies. The following are some of Ethiopia’s most well-known wedding customs. Two days prior to the wedding, Telosh is held. The groom and his family give the bride a bridal gown or jewels as a wedding gift. The remaining guests then present the bride with their presents before sitting down to eat. When the bride’s father arrives to pick her up, the bride’s entire family gathers outside to sing a traditional song announcing that no one will be allowed in. The groom must ask permission to enter and offer flowers to his bride after the bride’s family has given their approval. After she kisses the flowers, her friends and relatives follow her to the bridal car. One of the oddest Ethiopian wedding traditions is knee kissing. Grandparents of the bride and groom, as well as elder members of the extended family, await the arrival of their grandchildren at the wedding hall. When the couple walks into the room, they approach the family’s elders and kiss their knees to show their thanks and affection. In exchange, the newlyweds receive their grandparents’ blessings. They’ll be further luckier if the couple’s parents reside close by. Meles is a post-wedding party that takes place the day after the wedding, usually in the evening or late at night.

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