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Old Posted Jul 25, 2020, 6:01 AM
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Wedding Ceremonies in Iran and Their Great Traditions

A wedding ceremony in Iran has lots of traditions that families should consider doing. At first, the groom’s family goes to the bride’s house with flowers and pastries in order to propose. After this formal meeting, if the answer was yes, then the real work begins. The groom’s family must go to the bride’s house for the second time for “bale boroon”. In this tradition the mother of the boy gives the girl a ring as a symbol of commitment. Mehrieh is another thing that will be discussed in “bale boroon”. Mehrieh is the opposite of dowry, and is a promise that groom gives to bride incase of a divorce. Usually Mehrieh consists of gold coins or house . Both families discuss about how many coins should be written down. It’s an agreement between families and it makes bride’s family to feel secure about their daughter.

Aghd & Aroosi
Now the preparations begin, shopping and arranging the wedding ceremony. It is common in Iran to have two ceremonies. The first ceremony is called “Aghd” in which the couple become man and wife. This ceremony usually takes place from noon to night, juice and sweets are served for the guests and it’s maximum 5-6 hours. A religious man reads some sects of holy Quran and asks the bride “Do you agree?” and after three times asking, the bride says yes. The second one is called “Aroosi” and it’s all about dancing and having a good time. There will be dinner, sweets and flowers in Aroosi. After the party, everyone scourts the bride and groom’s car which is decorated with flowers, and they go to the newlyweds house and the rest of the party continues there with close friends and families.

This was the general traditions of weddings in Iran. However, in different parts of Iran, this ceremony has various traditions.

Wedding Traditions in Iran - Blog - TAP Persia

Besides the mentioned usual traditions, there are some special folklore that take place in the northern part of Iran. For instance, a woman, which is called “Khoorgir”, is sent to invite people to the wedding. One day before the ceremony, groom has to send meat, rice, oil and other things to the new house with sheeps and along with music. This tradition is known as Kharj bar.

At the same night “Henna bandan” takes place separately for the groom and bride. Close friends and families gather, dance and spend a good time. They put henna in the hands of boy and girl. They believe henna is from heaven and it brings happiness to their life, so they put some henna in their hands for a life full of joy and happiness.

At the night of the wedding people put their gifts in large trays, which is mostly money and house fittings. They put the trays on their heads and go through the house while singing and dancing. When the bride gets to the door of her new house, her father-in-law has to give her a golden coin as “pa naaz” which Is a welcoming gift.

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Article by Mohammad Hatamian
Source https://www.tappersia.com/wedding-traditions-in-iran/
Date : DEC 16, 2018
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Old Posted Jan 19, 2024, 12:42 PM
Ametisyakow Ametisyakow is offline
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I absolutely love learning about wedding traditions from different cultures, and the Iranian ceremonies sound so rich in meaning and tradition!
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