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Ethiopian weddings are a colorful occasion, given to the country’s unique wedding traditions. Several young people include traditional practices into their wedding ceremonies, despite the fact that many couples choose to have modern weddings. A handful of Ethiopia’s most well-known wedding traditions are listed here. Telosh takes place two days before to the wedding. The groom and his family give the bride a bridal gown or jewels as a gift. The rest of the guests then present the bride with their presents, after which everyone has dinner. When the groom arrives to pick up the bride, her entire family gathers outside the house and sings a traditional song declaring that no one will be allowed in. The groom must ask permission to enter, and when the bride’s family eventually agrees, he presents flowers to his bride. They are taken to the bridal car by friends and relatives after she takes the flowers with a kiss. One of the most odd Ethiopian wedding traditions is knee kissing. The grandparents of the bride and groom, as well as older members of the extended family, sit and wait for their grandkids to arrive at the hall where the wedding is scheduled to take place. When the couple arrives at the hall, they approach the senior family members and kiss their knees to convey their love and thanks. In exchange, the grandparents bestow their blessings on the newlyweds. If the couple’s parents are seated close, they will also bless them. Meles is a post-wedding celebration that takes place on the second day after the wedding, usually in the evening or late at night. The newlyweds don a traditional costume known as the Kaba and travel to the location where their parents are hosting the wedding. The family participates in the traditional bread-cutting ceremony at this event. Following the cutting of the bread, the bride’s mother gives her daughter a moniker that everyone will remember from the wedding. The newlyweds’ parents host a get-together for all of their friends and relatives who were unable to attend the wedding on the third day after the ceremony. The parents of the newlyweds choose the location for this occasion. Parents congratulate and bless their children as they wish them farewell during this occasion. The bride and groom’s parents are in charge of organizing their children’s marriages. When a girl is identified by the man’s family, his father visits the girl’s father to begin the matchmaking and courtship process. In some cases, a mediator is used to help the two families reach an agreement. The bride spends time before the wedding preparing herself for a week of wedding festivities. Henna is applied on her palms, feet, and fingernails by beauty experts.

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