Syrian wedding customs

Syria, a nation in the middle east, is renowned for its abundant way of life and surprising norms that have persisted in modern times. One of those customs is the syrian wedding, a luxurious event with numerous wholly original rituals that carries the weight of numerous dreams woven by the bride and groom for their special occasion.

While most Syrian couples today follow a more Western-inspired wedding ceremony, some still hold on to their grandparents’ customs. An arada band director from the Old City of Damascus, a grandmother from the Jaramana neighborhood in the mixed town of Salamiyah and a teacher from the Idlib syrian brides district tell Syria Today that their families still practice some of these traditional marriage ceremonies.

Comparable to other ethnicities, syrian men may show a woman’s home that they are interested in her before requesting her hand in marriage. If accepted, the gentleman and his household are required to give her community the dowry, which is a sizable sum of money.

The wedding and her home likely rush at her house for a consultant from her dad’s community to reach when it is time to getting married. The representatives will then accompany the bride and her home to their new residence, where food, drinks, and puddings will be served to them. The yalam, a traditional Assyrian Chaldean Syrian performance style, will finally start to be danced by customers.

Usually, one woman leads the yalam while two other women alternately dance. The honeymooners may remain escorted back to their vehicle at the end of the evening and sent off with a song-filled send-off.