Monday, October 11, 2010

Sudanese wedding

Last night we attended a wedding party with Abdalla and his family. Finally we could see the famous Sudanese way of celebrating weddings with our own eyes!! Sudanese weddings usually have hundreds of guests, and we were told that this wedding had more than 700 people attending...

Abdalla's daughter, Sama.

Abdalla and Christina.

Manal, Abdalla's wife.

It is a tradition that the wedded couple sits on this bed, while their family are "preparing" them for the wedding night, with perfume, incense, dancing for them.

The couple has changed from a wedding dress and suit to more traditional clothing before the traditional prepartion for the night.

Dancing was, of course, the main activity all night!

And, as an easy target, being white and tall, Mona got dragged up on stage to dance with some of the groom's friends. As they did not take no for an answer, Mona got to challenge her stage fright in front of more than 700 people (each having a camera pointed towards her at some point), as well as Christina and Abdalla who could not stop laughing.

Abdalla with his daughter and two sons.

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