This post was edited by dostoevskydr at 2016-12-10 18:33|
Traditional Chechen weddings are very specialevents and are celebrated for three days, but they have their own featuresthat may seem rather strange to us. This post will tell us about all thefeatures of traditional weddings in Chechnya.
The bride, with her friends in her bedroom, waits for thegroom's relatives, who should pick her up.
Friends of the bride, who wears a traditional Chechen dress,make sure that she looks perfect.
In Chechnya, the girls are usually about 17-18 years oldwhen they are married, and the groom, who traditionally pays for the wedding,is a little over 20.
The bride stands there, where she will be until the end ofthe ceremony. Throughout the day, she will be presented to the new family. Shemust remain standing, and can sit down only when she is given permissionto do so.
Relatives of the future husband escorted the bride to theplace where the wedding ceremony is held.
The groom can’t get close to the bride.
Traditionally, no one in the bride's family can attendthe wedding.
At the wedding ceremony, guests ask the bride to bring thema glass of water. Guests and relatives joke, talk to each other and discuss theappearance of the bride.
The bride must remain silent because talkativeness is a signof immodesty. She can offer guests a glass of water and wish them health.
Before the start of the dancing, the groom's family gathersfor the traditional wedding photography.
Everyone is dancing and singing, but the bride should standaside.
Even while dancing men and women are not allowed to get toeach other too closely.
The cortege of the cars in which the groom and hisrelatives go to the bride's house.
On the third day of the celebrations the groom's relativesgather at his house already for the conclusion of the marriage ceremony.
The mullahs read prayers in the house of the groom.
The man, who is endowed with the duties and rights of thefather of the bride and groom is usually sent to the registration ofmarriage.
The groom’s relatives.
By tradition, the bride is allowed to hold a babyso that she can give birth to many sons. She hugs the boy and gives himsomething
The driver of the car in which the bride sits, waving agun through the window.
Children catch the money thrown out the window.
The bride with relatives of her future husband,going to the restaurant.