The henna ceremony the bride to Tangier
In Morocco, the wedding traditions differ from one region to another, and each region or city customs that are specific to it.
In Tangier , on the morning of henna , the bride goes to the hammam with her friends and family to wash and be beautiful . Upon returning home , she is decorating hands with henna by neqqacha , locally called ” ” Raqama .
In the evening, the women of the family , neighbors and friends of the bride , but not women -laws are invited to the grand ceremony of henna .
The bride sitting on white pillows and surrounded by two young girls dressed in white , each holding a candle , is dressed in white over a white izar qmiss (a variant of caftan ) . The Izar it also covers the head . His hands and feet are put in small bags ” ” embroidered cloth , and she’s wearing new white slippers . The bride has not hair dressed or makeup. Her izar can not be taken away from her by a close family member ( chosen by its success and marital bliss ), which it untie the knot of izar order to return to itself. It is a symbolic image that would convey the happiness and success of the ” domestic ” dénoueuse to the bride. We call this action: oukdda of lizar ( node cloth ) .
The women then began traditional and religious songs until late evening .
A big thank you to Houria Weddings for information.