The groom invites his in-laws to come to his home so that they will discuss the marriage ceremony date (Ukubona izinkomo). The groom pays all the cows to the bride’s family and then they set a date which is best for both sides. After they agreed on a date the bride’s family will go back with the cows and start the wedding preparation. So because we live in cities and we are a bit urbanized, these preparations don’t exactly happen in this order. I mean we can’t bring cows to joburg can we, lol but I’m sure you get the point. Traditional weddings are usually done in villages or where the parents stay but always where most suitable.
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A traditional wedding is performed differently within different cultures. But tradition is important: Our traditions are the customs or beliefs we transfer from generation to generation. Traditions are very important in the African culture because Tradition contributes a sense of comfort and belonging. African Zulu bride wedding traditions brings families together and enables people to reconnect with friends. Tradition reinforces values such as freedom, faith, integrity, a good education, personal responsibility, a strong work ethic, and the value of being selfless. Tradition offers a chance to say “thank you” for the contribution that someone has made. They also enable us to showcase the principles of our Founding Fathers, celebrate diversity, and unite as a country and in-between cultures. Tradition serves as an avenue for creating lasting memories for our families and friends. Tradition offers an excellent context for meaningful pause and reflection.
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A mix of the rich South African Shweshwe prints and classic girls’ clothing styles Originally dyed indigo, the fabric is manufactured in a variety of colours and printing designs characterised by intricate geometric patterns.Due to its timeless popularity, shweshwe has been described as the denim,or tartan, of South Africa.Ledikana’s brands include a label called Shweshwe which is derived from a fabric associated with the southern African ethnic group called Bashoeshoe and largely known through the great King Moshoeshe who ruled the modern day Lesotho. The Bashoeshoe fabric has become an international hit in a movement that forms part of a broader rise of African influence in international fashion trends. Other notable influences in this movement include the Xhosa traditional touch and the Basotho blanket.
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