Egyptian Wedding Party Contains many of the customs and ancient traditions, such as the inscription on the hands of girls in Henna to dancing with sticks and to Tambourines, taking souvenir pictures and video recordings. Egypt. 21/11/2010
Egyptian Wedding is the ceremony in which two people are united in marriage. It is a very special historical ceremony since ancient times as it is believed to be a sacred bond. The ancient Egyptians were the first people to regard marriage as a legal relationship. Marriage in Ancient Egypt was a religious imposition. The ancient Egyptian laws organized the marriage relationship and indicated all rights and duties for the couples. Many of the old marriage contracts have been found, and they were registered and signed by three officers. The ancient Egyptian laws gave the right of divorce to women as well as men, and the wife had great respect and a high degree of prestige.
While time has altered modern Egyptian weddings, many of the traditions remain. Christian and Islamic custom now dictates that the official wedding must take place in a church or mosque in some areas. However, the reception after the official wedding remains much the same as in Ancient Egypt.
Modern urban weddings are obviously affected by western traditions. For instance, the cutting of the cake and tossing of the bouquet. This is not the case with rural areas of Egypt. In rural areas, after the Zaffa, the wedding ceremony will usually take place in a big clearing of land where a huge Arabic tent called the “Sewan” is set up. Entertainment includes a belly dancer or singer and sometimes both.