Everyone knows that this is the season of wedding events in Pakistan, the time of year when relatives fly in from all over the world to gather at your wedding. Before Pakistani wedding events a week-long dance-fest that is almost mandatory for anybody seeking to tie the knot in the land of the pure.
Weddings traditions remain one of the few culturally acceptable venues for the bride and groom men and women to meet without restriction and even dance with each other.
The wedding season is on and every weekend seems to be pre-scheduled. But it seems as if wedding traditions are fading away from the last few decades. Many people are still unaware of different wedding traditions across the different areas and provinces in Pakistan. These traditions add a little bit of color, nostalgia, and fun at our weddings.
Here we will tell you how these customs or rituals perform in different areas of Pakistan and still a part of a specific culture.
Wagh Pharhai, Punjab
This is almost a dying tradition in Pakistan, the new generation almost unaware of this sweetest tradition. In Wagh Pharhai the sister show loves at her brother’s wedding and has a sweet fight for money, sometime sister’s demand is higher which creates a sweet fake fight. The whole family gets involved until they reach a settlement or sister get desired amount from brother. In Wagh Phrhai sisters mostly block the groom’s way and ask for money. Generally lesser people are aware of this custom now in Pakistan and it almost dead in different areas of Pakistan. We would suggest all Punjabi sisters go for it, whether you are living anywhere in Pakistan or other countries.
Qilla is a very old tradition in Balochistan, Qilla means the first two days of the wedding. During Qilla custom the bride is asked to sit in a room for two days. In those two days, she has taken care of her parents. Her nutrition and her looks are pampered. In Qilla the girl spends two days in peace and in the evening the groom’s family goes to her house and gives her Mehndi. When her Qilla is over she is ready to go on with the Mehndi ceremony to perform Mehndi event.
Rice Cleaning, Balochistan
This is a kind of bridal shower in Balochi culture. The friends and relatives of the bride have a get together at the bride’s home to clean rice. Those clean which were clean during bridal was for the wedding ceremony feast. For Balochi girls, this is the best time to enjoy one each other’s presence and discuss further plans for the next day. That rice then gets cooked for the wedding feast, no boys are allowed during this bridal shower.
This is the best tradition so far, It’s almost the opposite of dowry and sounds more convincing. In Walwar the negotiations between both parties done, at the time of engagement. The idea behind this ritual is to provide some financial relief to the girl’s parents. This is done to meager purchasing gold or silver ornaments, clothes, other things for the bride. In Walwar the groom’s parents pay a cash amount to the girl’s parents on the day of marriage. A part of the payment is made on the spot, and the rest of the money is paid on the marriage day.
The people mostly don’t have to decide the menu on Mehndi, since ‘Ketwey’ the dish itself, is synonymous with Mehndi. It takes hours to cook in small clay pots and the appreciating thing is that all the uncles and friends of the groom prepare the dish themselves with the help of professional cooks. Groom friends, relatives, and uncles start preparing things in the morning, like peeling onion, garlic, and other eatable items. During preparing Katwa girls are not allowed to help in any task, all boys are cooking katwa.
I hope you would love these sweet wedding traditions that perform in different areas of Pakistan in the past. For more wonderful and informative content visit the Best event management blog and for booking your events visit bookirea.com.