This is about different marriage ceremonies of Africa. Africans think marriage is very important for their culture. Their marriage rituals have deep meaning, colorful, and they are enjoyable. There are some of the marriage ceremonies mentioned in this article. The Kubama ritual is the main marriage ceremony of Africa which focuses on the bribe. The audience show their happiness when they see the bribe. The bribe, has to wear her best looking colorful dress to make the crowd applaud richly. Also, the main point of this ceremony is for the bribe to show that she is now became an official woman. There is also another ritual of wedding when both the husband-to-be and the bribe’s families build a hut for the new couple. They build a fire and go on with the feasting and music until the new couple is left alone. After they've spent the night together, this ritual ends by mothers rubbing oil to their married children. Lastly, there is a broomstick festival where the couple jump the broom together and whoever jumped the highest will manage the housework. These are the kinds of marriage rituals in Africa. They think of marriage very important for their culture and their lives. They even say “A man without a wife, is like a vase without a flower.”
This article helped me to understand more about African’s tradition and culture. It was very interesting how Africa’s marriage is very different from our modern marriage right now. I learned how they have their own unique ways to celebrate their marriages by themselves. They seemed like they enjoy celebrating the feasts and I could see their hard works for the preparation of the marriage.
I really enjoyed reading this article. It was a great time for myself to learn new things about Africa. I thought it was great for the Africans to have their own ways to celebrate and enjoy the marriage. Even though the marriage in Africa was very different from what I know, I thought it was very interesting and enjoyable. I felt like attending one of those marriages rituals one day in Africa.