Question: How is courting and marriage conducted in Afghanistan?

In Afghan weddings, the bride and groom are traditionally kept in separate rooms. The bride is represented in the Nikah by her father or a close male relative. The Nikah is negotiated before the mullah between the groom and brides representative. The groom is asked three times if he accepts the terms of the marriage.

What is dowry in Afghanistan?

According to Afghan law, women who enter into marriage shall have a dowry (mahr). The bride price is the sum which is paid to a womans parents in return for the right to marry their daughter. It is perceived as compensation to the womans family for having raised her.

What is the bride price in Afghanistan?

The price tag for the wedding, especially in Kabul, can easily top 10,000 USD; a small fortune in a country where the gross domestic product per capita in 2015 was 623.90 US dollars (see: here).

Who pays for the wedding in Afghan culture?

The grooms family The grooms family pays for the wedding celebration. It frequently lasts a night or a day, but can last for three days.

What should I wear to an Afghan wedding?

The guests at an Afghan wedding tend to wear new clothing with traditional forms. The female guests wear all their finery and jewels. Brides traditionally wear red or green clothing, although many modern brides wear white dresses based on Western fashions.

What is a traditional Afghan wedding?

In Afghan weddings, the bride and groom are traditionally kept in separate rooms. The bride is represented in the Nikah by her father or a close male relative. The Nikah is negotiated before the mullah between the groom and brides representative. Once the bride accepts, they are pronounced husband and wife.

Why do Afghan babies wear eyeliner?

Putting black makeup around a babys eyes is a common tradition across India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Some parents think the eyeliner protects the eyes or improves sight. The family had just emigrated from Afghanistan as refugees. And they brought the traditional eyeliner, called kajal, with them.

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