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Eshetu’s family dancing at his wedding

The rich Ethiopian wedding traditions make weddings there a colorful affair. Numerous young people choose to include traditional customs in their wedding ceremonies, despite the fact that many couples choose to have modern weddings. Some of the well-known Ethiopian wedding customs are listed below. Two days before the wedding is Telosh. The bride receives gifts from the groom and his family, most frequently a bridal gown or jewelry. The remainder of the group then gives the bride their gifts, and everyone present then eats dinner. Every member of the bride’s family gathers outside the home on the day the groom arrives to pick up the bride and sings a traditional song declaring that they will not allow anyone inside. When the bride’s family finally agrees to let the groom inside after pleading, he gives his bride flowers. They are escorted to the bridal car by friends and family after she accepts the flowers with a kiss.
One of the more unusual Ethiopian wedding customs is kissing on the knee. The grandparents of the bride and groom, along with elderly members of the extended family, wait for their grandchildren to arrive at the hall where the wedding is scheduled to take place. When the couple enters the hall, they approach the elderly family members and kiss their knees to show their appreciation and thanks. The couple receives the grandparents’ blessing in return. They also bless the couple if the parents are seated close by. Meles is a post-wedding celebration that takes place in the evening or at night on the second day after the wedding. When the newlyweds arrive at the location where their parents are hosting the event, they are dressed in a traditional outfit called the Kaba. The family goes through the customary bread-cutting ceremony during this celebration.

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