"Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife." Franz Schubert

A Senegalese wedding is considerable longer than English one. It starts with the men going to the mosque while the women celebrate. It then goes on to loads of food and partying at the wife's house. Everyone then rushes to the groom's house to see the bride be accepted into her new family. There is a small ritual before she is hidden in a room with her head covered. There is then another party at the groom's house. In between this, both families exchange many gifts and money. All of this is done over the course of a few days with loads of food and dancing. 

I must say, Master P, our host, knows how to plan a very lovely wedding . It was very exciting experience to be a part of Senegalese wedding - though, it did mean very little sleep! Our desk officer, Kate, and the other volunteers also came to visit during this weekend.  10/10

1 comment:

  1. Lovely pics! I was going to say it looked like that went on for a very long before I read the bottom, haha. Glad you're still having a FAB time! :D xx