What are differences and similarities in the wedding in The Kite Runner and its cultural tradition?How does the wedding in The Kite Runner differ from a traditional wedding?

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

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Most of the ceremonies for Amir and Soraya were actual of a traditional nature. However, because of Baba's terminal cancer, it was decided that the couple would forego the engagement party: the Shirini-khori or "Eating of the Sweets" ceremony. Additionally, the engagement period--normally about two months--was canceled because of Baba's condition. Their parents provided them with the traditional lafz, the ceremony of "giving word" that announced the engagement. Unlike American weddings, where the father of the bride foots the bill, the Afghan wedding--the awroussi--was paid for by Baba (at a cost of $35,000). It was held in a "large Afghan banquet hall in Fremont," rented from one of Baba's old acquaintances from Kabul. It was complete with the traditional wedding song, the ahesta boro.

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White wedding: a white wedding dress in Victorian times the most popular. That year, queen Victoria is wearing a beautiful white wedding dress to marry the person. From then on, the white wedding dress spread all over the world, until now, is still the most favored by girls of wedding dress, because it is a symbol of purity and commitment. http://www.gotopshop.com/Princess-Wedding-Dresses/-1_1_0_35.shtml
In the west of the Catholic tradition, white represents joy.The traditional Chinese wedding when carried out with the bride and groom of the red dress, a symbol of good luck, signaling that the day after marriage thriving. While the western the bride wears a white dress. Since Roman times began, the white symbol is celebrating. Between 1850 and 1900, white is also the symbol of wealth. In the beginning of this century, white represents the pure significance beyond the other. Western think white and the virgin. The bride of ancient Romein a white gown, and find fresh orange veil, symbolizing the flames. In the west of the Catholic tradition, white for joy; Some other areas, white in their weddings and funerals instructions in various pathways ceremony and meaning.


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