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Tunisian Pre-Wedding Henna Party

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:07pm
Tunisian Pre-Wedding Sweets

Tunisian Pre-Wedding Sweets

A friend of mine was kind enough to send me some pictures of a Tunisian pre-wedding henna party she attended in honour of her sister-in-law who was married this past week.

North African Jews have kept their traditions, and one of them is to have a henna party prior to the wedding. Depending on what your family or country traditions are, the henna party is either a week or the night before the wedding. Also, it is either a women’s only party or friends and family are invited.

Bride and Groom in Traditional Dress

Bride and Groom in Traditional Dress

This party was attended by males and females and was more than a week before the wedding. It was held at a large event’s hall.

Henna Decorated with Candied Almonds

Henna Decorated with Candied Almonds

 

Brides Mother Applying Henna

Bride' s Mother Applying Henna

They had a meal and then afterwards, the bride’s mother put the henna on the hand of the bride and groom as well as those of her family and friends. The henna symbolizes fertility and protects the bride and her family against the evil eye.

Trays of Traditional Biscuits and Sweetmeats

 

Passing out Trays of Sweets

Passing out Trays of Sweets

The brides mother and other family members made trays of traditional biscuits and sweetmeats to give to the guests as a parting gift.

Gift Tent

Gift Tent

The guests presented the bride and groom with gifts of gold and other items.

Tomato Salad with Mushrooms, Olives and Pinenuts

Tomato Salad with Mushrooms, Olives and Pinenuts

 

Walnut and Parsley Salad

Walnut and Parsley Salad

Roasted Eggplant and Tehina

Roasted Eggplant and Tehina

 

Eggplant Stack with Rosemary Plume

Eggplant Stack with Rosemary Plume

 

Fruit of the Gods

Fruit of the Gods

Mousse Cups

Mousse Cups

Mini Bavarians

Mini Bavarians

Creme Caramel

Creme Caramel

Food is always plentiful at the henna celebration, and both men and women dance, sing and eat into the early hours of the morning.

Tunisian Pre-Wedding Sweets

Tunisian Pre-Wedding Sweets

A friend of mine was kind enough to send me some pictures of a Tunisian pre-wedding henna party she attended in honour of her sister-in-law who was married this past week.

North African Jews have kept their traditions, and one of them is to have a henna party prior to the wedding. Depending on what your family or country traditions are, the henna party is either a week or the night before the wedding. Also, it is either a women’s only party or friends and family are invited.

Bride and Groom in Traditional Dress

Bride and Groom in Traditional Dress

This party was attended by males and females and was more than a week before the wedding. It was held at a large event’s hall.

Henna Decorated with Candied Almonds

Henna Decorated with Candied Almonds

 

Brides Mother Applying Henna

Bride' s Mother Applying Henna

They had a meal and then afterwards, the bride’s mother put the henna on the hand of the bride and groom as well as those of her family and friends. The henna symbolizes fertility and protects the bride and her family against the evil eye.

Trays of Traditional Biscuits and Sweetmeats

 

Passing out Trays of Sweets

Passing out Trays of Sweets

The brides mother and other family members made trays of traditional biscuits and sweetmeats to give to the guests as a parting gift.

Gift Tent

Gift Tent

The guests presented the bride and groom with gifts of gold and other items.

Tomato Salad with Mushrooms, Olives and Pinenuts

Tomato Salad with Mushrooms, Olives and Pinenuts

 

Walnut and Parsley Salad

Walnut and Parsley Salad

Roasted Eggplant and Tehina

Roasted Eggplant and Tehina

 

Eggplant Stack with Rosemary Plume

Eggplant Stack with Rosemary Plume

 

Fruit of the Gods

Fruit of the Gods

Mousse Cups

Mousse Cups

Mini Bavarians

Mini Bavarians

Creme Caramel

Creme Caramel

Food is always plentiful at the henna celebration, and both men and women dance, sing and eat into the early hours of the morning.

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