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  1. بنت عدن

    بنت عدن قلم ماسي

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    Salam 3alikom Brothers and Sisters

    actually i am writing here looking forward for your help

    after one week i have an presentation about
    "cellebrating parties"
    espically wedding celebrations in yemen

    unfortunatly i don't have loads of knowledge about that particular topic,,because as loads of you knows that i had spent whole of my life out side my mother country...
    i just know the basic things ....
    and i hope that you will help me with more details about this particular topic

    for example in my presentation i have to mention how we celebrate in our culture what we wear on that day and what kind of music we play and what kind of food we do .,etc. that kind of things:)

    will also use defenitly some pictures:) ... and of course i can use the powerpoint to present my presentation

    so pleaaaaase don't egnore me :(

    ..inaddition as you can see my English is quit weak
    and have to do it in English ..so please brothers and sisiters i really need you :eek: :eek:
    << تشحت :eek:
    لا جد ياجماعه بعد اسبوع قده واني ولا مجهزا حاجه :eek: <<قلبت عربي من الاحباط :p
    ياريت تساعدوني والله جميل عمري مش حانسااه ...
    بادعيلكم من كل قلبي <<:D تغريكم :p
    وو سلامتكم
     
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  3. بنت عدن

    بنت عدن قلم ماسي

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    ويـــــــــــــــنــــــــــكــــــــــــــم يــــــــاجـــــــــمــــــــاعــــــــــــــــــه :(
     
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  5. الشاب عادل

    الشاب عادل قلم ماسي

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    Sister, You can use many online resources by searching "wedding in Yemen"

    one of the links that will come up to you like an an american visitor writing about the wedding


    http://www.travelsearcher.com/features/wedding.html
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    I went to Yemen 2003 to attend my brother's wedding.
    But Let me know if you want me to tell you the story if that's what you're interested in.

    thanks,

    adel
     
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  7. بنت عدن

    بنت عدن قلم ماسي

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    Thanks brother
    الشاب المعــزبي
    really kind of you for responding me :)
    brother I have
    used many online resources by searching "wedding in Yemen
    but i could not find the proprite site,,acctually
    whole what i need,,just by telling me what "we" yemens people
    do or use things in yemens celebration
    as i have mention
    food, music ,clothes..

    and of course you can tell me your own experience
    by your brothers wedding
    will be even better actually :D if you don't mind of course :)

    And again thanks brother for helping me......
    looking again for you rspond :)
     
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  9. العلم نور

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    Sister Bin Aden ,
    I have got this, I am sure its gonna be helpful from YemenTimes newspaper

    the link
    http://yementimes.com/article.shtml?i=803&p=culture&a=1

    best,






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    A groom carrying his sword among fans celebrating merrily his marriage

    Rituals, customs and traditions of marriage in Yemen vary from one area to another. The diverse geographical terrains of Yemen have their influence on diversifying marriage-related activities.

    Generally, customs and traditions of marriage seem to be similar in most of the Yemeni cities, as it starts with engagement.

    The groom usually sends one of his relatives to the family of the girl he wants to be engaged to.

    When the family of the girl consents, an date will be assigned for the bridegroom to bring his parents and some relatives to visit and see the girl and her parents.

    Relatives of the groom usually carry with them some presents to the bride-to-be and some bunches of qat as a social habit associating such occasions.

    Presents given to the bride differ from one place to another. A box of gold containing earrings, armlets as well as a sum of money is to be given to the family of the fiancée as an evidence of engagement.

    Afterwards, the bride’s father invites his neighbors to attend the engagement session in order to assign an appointment for the marriage contract.

    During the period between the engagement and the wedding party, the fiancé makes visits and offers different kinds of presents to his fiancée.

    At the bride’s home, the marriage dowry (a certain sum of money) is due to be agreed between the two parties, and many bags of sweets will be offered to the host of attendants and the relatives of the bride as well.

    Marriage rituals go on according to the facilities of the groom and many families prepare the feast at their home one day before the wedding party.

    The evening prior to the wedding party witnesses that many friends of the groom dye his hands with henna.

    On her wedding day, the bride wears a certain kind of clothes and this varies from one area to another; she seems to be covered entirely from her head to her feet. Besides, the bride is decorated with henna in various attractive forms.

    The bride does not uncover her face until she arrives at the home of groom in the evening of the wedding party. After the bride’s arrival, a huge ceremony will be organized including different kinds of dances and sings. The ceremony of men is separated from that of women.

    On the following day, the bride goes to a beauty salon to organize her hair, dyes many parts of her body, wears a white dress and then immediately moves to the wedding hall. A number of invited women will be there in the hall before the bride’s arrival.

    On the other hand, the groom goes to another hall a long with a great number of invited men. After the fall night prayer, the groom moves to stand in front of his house surrounded by all the invited and a band of singers for almost one hour.

    On the day following the wedding party, the groom makes a visit to his father-in-law and mother-in-law to shake hands with them.

    In some areas, the mother of the bride holds a ceremony for her daughter at her home.

    In the western parts of Yemen such as Tihama, some traditions like the circumcision of the bride and the groom accompanies the wedding rituals.

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  11. العلم نور

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    another article from the same newspaper

    http://www.yementimes.com/article.shtml?i=733&p=culture&a=1



    In wedding ceremonies people gather, entertaining beauty of happy songs to add more joy to the occasion. File photo

    Wedding ceremonies in Yemen are not much different from those of other Arab countries, particularly those of tribal and rural areas.
    Nonetheless, marriage ceremonies in Yemen differ from one area to another. In the northern parts of Yemen the man pays the costs of marriage ceremonies; he pays the dowry, prepares and furnishes the house, and takes care of the wedding banquet. In southern areas, the bride takes to her husband’s house all that she’d need (e.g.) bedroom furniture, kitchenware.
    Here, we will take an overall look at a particular side of these wedding: the social side. In such side, social solidarity becomes very obvious, where the groom entertains ten to three hundreds person for three continuous days.
    Those guests usually come from nearby cities and villages, in addition to groom relatives who would take the hardship of traveling far distance to attend the wedding.
    Usually, the groom’s neighbors help in preparing banquets for those guest, which is a strong social tradition called “Al-Garm.”
    To alarm the neighbor of Al-Garm, the groom’s father go to the neighborhood chief who, in his turn, notify everyone in the neighborhood of the kind of food they should prepare like bread, sweets.
    However, the responsibility of preparing of the banquet’s main meals, likes meats and broth, is the groom’s family’s. Those meals are usually prepared from the goats and cows that the groom’s guests bring along with them.
    Al-Mizayn –servant- does the cooking part of those meals. Ash-Showa’ah, a group of the groom’s guests, have the duty of going to the brid’s house (or village) to accompany her procession to the groom’s house.
    Even though, a lot of money is spent in such weddings, it is all ok as long as the wedding went on a way that’s up to the family or the tribe’s honor and nobility. That’s because weddings are looked at as important tribal festivals. Nonetheless, one can reduce the cost of wedding according to his financial ability, in some cases wedding would be limited to immediate family members and close friends.

    Weddings in Sana’a
    Weddings in Sana’a are looked at as a way to vie in glory with others, where the total cost reaches a million YR, more or less.
    The wedding ceremonies usually starts with distributing wedding invitations, followed by “Lailat El-Hena” – night of Henna, for both the bride and the groom. In that night, guest must do “At-Tarh”, giving the groom amount of money each according to his ability.
    At-Tarh could also be done after the wedding procession. During At-Tarh, the Mizayen collects the money for the groom, announcing the name of the giver using a traditional phrase that goes “ O’ groom, it is collected for you from so and so (giver’s name) the amount of…”
    If the groom decided that there would be no banquet, just to save on the cost, then the night of Henna and A-Tarh won’t take place. Instead, the groom goes with his guests, in the early morning of the wedding day, to a traditional bathroom.
    After finishing his bath, the groom and his guests head back to the his house where they eat their breakfast then they leave for a drive around the city (or to the close villages) accompanied by drummers. They perform different traditional dances till the lunch time, at which they head back to have their lunch.
    Al-Magyal, sitting for chewing Qat, starts after lunch. During Al-Magyal, a chanter or a vocalist sings some chants, and attendees repeat after him, until 7 P.M. where people get ready for the wedding procession.
    The ceremonies of the wedding procession in sana’a start with some traditional dances followed by the Zafah, actual wedding procession that lasts for an hour and a half to two hours.
    During Azafah, the chanter sings some religious chants as the groom, carrying a sword, walks slowly from the start of the street, till he reaches his house doorsteps. The street is usually lit by special lamps and candles. Unusual habit is pricking with needles, as away to distract him during Azafah. Therefore family members should keep an eye on the groom at all times.
    After Azafah, the groom asks permission to leave for his bride, as guests dance until from 10 P.M. till the dawn. As the groom arrives at the bride’s room, he sits next to her and juices and coffee served.
    The next morning, dances are performed. And in the afternoon, the similar ceremonies are conducted just like the previous day.

    Wedding ceremonies in Hadramout
    In Shibam Hadramout, where we observed the traditional wedding ceremonies, the wedding starts with distributing wedding invitations, called “wikad”, by a group of people called “Abeed Jalwah”- servants - three days before the actual weeding takes place. Girls in Hadramout are considered children until they reach the age of nine. Once they reach that age, they wear Hijab – scarf- and they don’t meet with married men, except those of the immediate family.
    Marriages in Hadramout are the type of arranged marriages. Parents of the groom and the bride agreed on marriage date and they pay “Gobaz”- dowary, which is defined by 1920 personal status law.
    The Gobaz is usually put in a perfumed handkerchief, then it is put in a box called “Sundoq Al-Gobaz”- dowry box. The people witnessing the event open the box and congratulate both parties wishing them a blessed marriage. Attendees who couldn’t see the Gobaz, can not attend the wedding.
    The wedding lasts for four days, regardless to the family financial situation. Eight days before the wedding day, the families of the groom and the bride get together in a previously set appointment called “Qahwa.” During the Qahwa, mixed nuts are served with coffee that is prepared by the groom.
    After the Qahwa, the marriage contract is signed and the groom’s family moves the “marriage furniture” out the couple’s house. The furniture consists of:
    1- A small wooden box called “botya” that contains incense, saffron, fragrant soup and so fragrances.
    2- A clothes box made of teak wood that contains a prayer dress, four pillows and other things that are considered to be a help to the groom.
    In the second day, the bride comes back to her family, even though the groom’s family’s insistence on her to stay. When she arrives at her father’s house, she heads toward a room, where her father is awaiting her.
    The father then puts a long veil on her saying: “ In the name of Allah, the merciful You are the wife of so and so (groom’s name). After that he takes his daughter to women’s room. During that, the family of the groom watches closely the bride’s actions; if she stays calm, than that’s an indication of her decency. If she shows her joy in a very noticeable way, that would indicate her indecency.

    Lailat El-Haky
    In the night of El-haky, they take the brid to traditional bathroom where she is giving a bath. Then they take her to the divan of women, as her face is covered with a black veil with beautiful variegations called “ Moqana’ Elhena.”
    Four women start applying henna designs on the bride’s hands and feets. Meanwhile, in the groom’s house, the drums are beaten and groom is taken to the bride’s house, while Henna is still in his hand. After that, groom is taken back to his house to wash off the henna, which is applied in design like it is with the bride, of his feet and hands.
    The next day is called “Al-Mashti.” In Al-Mashti, ceremonies start at a very early hour, where bride is given another bath before the drummers arrive. Coffee is served in this day, then more henna is applied to bride’s hands and feet. The guests leave when the henna session is done with, just to come back at lunch time carrying At-Tarh and gifts.
    The bride’s family brings a censer, while one of the bride’s little brother or sister cuts the bride’s hair from the front and the back. After having lunch, the bride’s guests head to the groom’s house. At night, entertainments are performed while serving coffee to attendees
     
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    OOPS .. TOO MUCH .. MMMMMMM ...Bent Aden I that's already done, i came too late !! hope u did well
     
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  17. SamiAlganhey

    SamiAlganhey عضو متميّز

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    Bent Aden is Back At the English Forum
    WOOOOOOW

    WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME

    How are ya? We need you here bent Aden, here in the English Forum

    Well, I guess I'm late... But do let me know if you need help in the Future

    Take care
    and
    kind Regards

    AKA
    SamiAlganhey
     
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  19. YeMeNiA_4_EvEr

    YeMeNiA_4_EvEr قلم ماسي

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    Bent 3adaaaaan

    congratulation that you have ahcieved your presentation

    i am glad to hear that........

    :D
     

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