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Why traditional marriage in Africa before be legaly bridal?

Remark:The truth is Agreement of parents and Sexual relation between Hisband and his Wife .No before and No Forced marriage.So warning!

In general, African traditional marriage are 3 important things that summarizes most often by "dot" that some African legislation recognizes. Thus we have: The meeting and the presentation of two families, the official presentation of the gifts, and the rite of union itself. Each phase requires specific expenditure items, constitutes intense moments of unforgettable celebrations for couples. What are these phases?Afro marriage brings you briefly some light:
Why traditional marriage in Africa before be legaly bridal?  Whether in North Africa, South Eastern, Central or Western ... customary marriages exist in different forms and vary in some features closely. This important ceremony that values parents-and the two families, takes place in the family of the woman who is honored. Its goal is to unite in holy matrimony two families (if monogamy) or groups (if depolygamie).

The meeting and the presentation of two families
In fact before this phase, certain steps have already been taken by the family of the bridegroom among influential members of the family of the bride. So in fact the presentation of the two is the official phase of the operation. During this phase of protocol on the bride and groom who are low profile, cede authority to the two heads of families who occupy the first places that night, and that entrust (their separate) the bargaining power a diplomat person, gifted with tact and "know how to speak."Thus, in a ritual atmosphere, the diplomat (A) chosen by the bride householder asks the host family (the groom) to appear (affiliation, rank nobility, Etc ...) and give reasons for their visit in the concession. The diplomat (B) chosen by the family head of the bridegroom, without first answer that comes to pick the woman uses different phrases and language packages to deliver the most courteous answers, diplomatic and indirect. This game answers questions, leads to acceptance of the family of the bridegroom by the bride, gift exchange phase or acquires begins.

Phase gifts: dowry(defined as selling according to Dictionary)

For us this part of marriage is simply the moment of hypocrisy, or haggling over the thing (the daughter married) In Europe it is in EURO the bride must pay its large dowry.It is the hard phase of Commerce human another form nous.Please excuse us but when anyone selling his daughter for the simple reason that the general who comes to marry his wife is a lot of money etc. 

Indeed, this phase is generally that of the official presentation of some symbolic material demands, required by the parents of the bride in recognition of various educational efforts, protection, nutrition that were able to provide their daughters with departure will create a vacuum see a loss with them. This is also the time to officially hand over to the bride's symbolic gift which varies by crop (loincloth fabric, jewelry, shoes, silver etc.).the symbolism here is to formally show that the bride will not suffer. Some gifts (usually money in cash) are delivered confidentially to parents and some important members of the beautiful family. Official gifts to give this days, are varied and depend tribes or ethnic groups. For example in some Beti peoples in Cameroon, step parents can symbolically require a giant pork, home appliances, some cod cartons, or a particular brand of wine

The union rite symbol of union for life 

 Originally this rite symbolizes the union of two families for all eternity. Divorce does not exist in most African cultures. It is for these reasons that in some tribes, widows were entitled to marry a brother of their late husband and the heir had the right to treat women like his father his after the death of this one. This logic which until today still exists in some tribe of the center or West Africa, demonstrates the marriage bond of eternity in Africa.It is for this reason that in general, when some union rites for traditional marriage, customary officiating symbolic mix two different drinks (palm wine and red wine, for example) which become homogeneous, and are boirele Drinkware both future spouses; By this act symboliqueces future spouses swear before the assistance they agree to be unispour lifetime. And to symbolize acceptance, usually the bride gives the head of their family, a drink and a strong fruit to symbolize ethnicity (Kola, dates, milk, palm wine ...), which in turn distributes to all assistance . After this final phase that ends in the festivities, the groom's family can go now with their new wife.In future articles, we will detail the different phases and in the case of African-Western peoples (Antilles, Martinique, Guillanais ...)

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