It is held after a week passed of the wedding and is thought to be the time when the girl becomes an actual family member and no more a guest. King Amanullah Amanollah Khan, r. The gifts are mostly either money or clothes, sweets and cuisines. Their lives and vocations are centered around the home. Not all communities in Nangarhar have a tradition of asking for a bride price. There are great differences in wealth and social status. Traditional leaders have lost their preeminence to military commanders and young religious militants.
The intervening period between the engagement and the marriage The groom and his family must finance the bride money for purchasing her jewelry, clothes and other trousseau. The side room was rectangular, with a large table in the center, covered with food, soft drinks, and large trays of hard candy. During the day, the bride starts out wearing green clothes, and the Nikah religious ceremony takes place during the day while the bride wears green. Stock breeding is practiced by both nomadic and sedentary peoples. It is an Afghan tradition with no foundation in Islamic law see: and does not feature in the draft marriage law. Children are cared for by a large group of female relatives.
Afghans greet one another with the phrase Assalamu Alaikum, which means ' Peace be with you'. I mean come on, who is suppose to be sad on their wedding day?! After the , the procession begins. They are very hospitable and loyal people, who value personal honor and responsibility as the fundamentals of social structure. Social stratification is expressed primarily through marriage patterns. There is an informal assembly around their leader in Kandahar. The demographic importance of the Pashtuns has decreased since 1978, because they have formed the majority of the refugee population in Pakistan.
The bride is presented with beautiful jewels from members in the family and close family friends. The two parties then discuss matters of dowry as part of Afghan marriage customs. They will travel to her house and hopefully she will be the one to prepare the tea and refreshments for the first time. Still, like most Afghan bridegrooms, Hamid had to empty his savings, borrow money and rely on the largess of an uncle. Hospitality and honor are two vital characteristics or rather defining characteristics for all Afghans.
Wedding Negotiations and Bride Price Almost all weddings in Afghanistan start with matchmaking. The experience of exile shared by millions of refugees may have given rise to a new national feeling. The reason for this stems from the cultural value of honor - the women of the family bring honor or shame on the family. The concept of the wedding in Afghan culture is see like a favor by the girl for leaving her home to make the groom's life. The Laws that govern Afghan Marriages Afghan marriage traditions allow girls of ten years of age or younger to get engaged, but not married. The celebrations prevails until numerous days of the wedding ceremony.
Afghanistan produces few commercial goods. During the Taliban regime sports was banned for men and women both. It is still a time for celebration when relatives and friends visit each other and bring gifts for the children. The language commonly spoken by the Afghans is the eastern Persian dialect called Dari. The Arts and Humanities The Taliban have banned artistic expression. After Royat moon sighting Eid is announced by cannon shots.
On 27th May an Afghan offensive in Tal-o-Wana prompted the Britishers to respect Afghanistan's 13th April declaration of independence. Although many returned after the fall of the Communist regime in April 1992, several million Afghan refugees are still in Pakistan, Iran, and the Arabian peninsula. Relatives and friends of the bride come together in her father's house and bring her out to sit among the women gathered in her father's home and waiting for the groom and his friends to come and take her to her home. After the ceremony, attending guests receive a beautiful wrapped gift box filled with sweets, usually frosted almonds. Children wearing new traditional clothes are pressed into service and they carry the baskets decorated with flowers and candles in a procession that is made festive with appropriate music. The guests arrives before the bride and groom like normal weddings but the bride and groom come with special protocol of special songs and flowers spread on their way.
In most of the central and northern provinces practices are different. This particular trait is the result of consistent foreign invasion. However, the Taliban have improved security in many rural areas, allowing women to carry out their everyday duties. The khina night celebrations are a lot of fun. The Hazaras 19 percent are found in the center, Kabul, and Mazar-e Sharif. Often in debt, they are economically and politically dependent on local headmen and landlords.
The widower, who married Nasima, had a daughter and three sons from his previous wife. Quick question- I was explaining to my daughters about Spandi the kids that sell the incense on the streets. Polygamy is allowed if all the wives are treated equally. The language commonly spoken by the Afghans is the eastern Persian dialect called Dari. Male relatives and friends are invited to lunch, while musicians play tambourines outside. Historical and Political Gazetteer of Afghanistan , 1985.