Lo! some we loved, the loveliest and best
That Time and Fate of all their Vintage prest,
Have drunk their Cup a Round or two before,
And one by one crept silently to Rest.

Bridal traditions in Uzbekistan

Wedding in Uzbekistan - is a very responsible action, which are prepared with great care. Mother maturing daughter, for years, put in a box all that should be necessary in the future in preparation for the wedding. It is not only his daughter a dowry, but those gifts (lengths of cloth for dresses, shirts) that will need to endow future relatives.


About a girl and her family going, by the future groom, details. She knows how to cook it, not whether it has the obstinate character, whether it be good? Then the girl's home are sending matchmakers. As such, these days may make the mother of the future bride and one of close relatives. Take candy, cakes, put one piece of fabric.

Even if advised of the girls that come to matchmakers try at such meetings do not cook and serve hot, just put on the table, sweets, tea, as Bukhara believe in signs that a girl can not get married for a long time.

From the first time do not give consent. If two men not acceptable, then brought back all the guests back. If you want a hint that will think of something then left brought. Only the third time give their consent and pre-decide the dates of the wedding.

Wedding Events

1. Shirin Khouri ("sweet taste") or zhavob birdie ("gave the answer").

The next stage, when the groom a few men (elders) are invited to the bride's house, in order to discuss specific dates already married. Party girl gives a list on which specifies what kind of things should be present as gifts to the bride: this is a piece of fabric for a dress, ready-made clothes, suits, coats, shoes winter, summer, gold jewelery, national costume. Specify the number of guests at a wedding on both sides and those costs that are coming for the evening and all dosvadebnyh events. Based on this, the groom's family to the wedding the bride's house to bring all the necessary products: livestock, rice, oil, vegetables, alcohol, drinks, flour, fruit,


2. Frothy or Zanon ("Engagement" or "Woman") - Women's wedding.

The event is specified beforehand, and the groom's party brings the day before Photius all foods and treats in the bride's home. Early in the morning the groom going to the women who are beginning to prepare Lyalya (trays), they put the gifts that previously demonstrated to all present. Their number have to be even.

Frothy or you may call the official matchmaking festival or collusion. Usually this event is held in the afternoon. Go down the street festively dressed women and men on their hands Lali.

Leading the procession of musicians. Loud sounds karnay, sunray (national instrument) and drums could be heard all around, as if announcing to all that a girl of such and such a house zasvatana, and soon there will begin preparations for the wedding.

3. Hino bandon ("Apply the henna")

In the house of the girl arranged the evening, to which she invited her friends. Girls singing, having fun, reading poetry. At the event, the girls applied henna on hands and feet, so the evening was called "Hino bandon".

Bride throughout the evening constantly changing her clothes and went out to her friends in new clothes.

4. Padar Osh ("Pilaf father")

In the evening, the day before the wedding, the bride's house to go to a morning cooking afloat. Male oshpaz (cooks) and volunteers cleaned and chopped carrots, onions, rice sorted.

Famous Bukhara pilaf (Osh-Sophie) is preparing a 4-cauldrons. Once kept a deep secret recipe of this pilaf and not every chef agreed to cook it.

Padar Osh, literally translated from Tajik "pilaf father." The girl's father gives his father's debt, seeing her daughter in someone else's family. Therefore, in the event, the tables were not put alcohol, for the father - it is a sad day of parting with his daughter, sounds very sad

old song.

On the morning rice, it is served at 7 am, invited only men, and serve tables also men. The event ends quickly.

5. Juma-and-pushon ("dressing gown")

The same day, in the house of the groom, but in the evening, is preparing pilaf. At this pilaf holds events called "Juma and-pushon." From the bride to the groom is presented as a gift to gold-gown, skullcap or a beautiful turban turban and embroidered

waist scarf.

All these things are solemnly puts the young man, Elder, then a prayer. Groom are showered with money and sweets. It is in this dress, accompanied by close friends, a noisy procession with burning torches, leads the bride to the house of the bride.

6. "Evening" (evening ceremony).

Until relatively recently, the wedding, according to tradition, took place at the home of the bride. Today, built large halls (tui-hone), designed for large celebrations.

Weddings are collected from 150 to 1,000. It is believed that the need to celebrate the wedding on Thursday and Saturday.

Time takes its national wedding so not much different from European weddings, the number can only be invited by the fact that at such events sound national melodies and required the presence of a professional dancer.

After the wedding, the young go to the bride's house, where they face another test. Girl changes clothes in vintage clothes, pull on your feet ichigi (light leather boots), a person close veil.

In a corner of the large room is pulled something like a curtain there, under chant, older women give birth to a girl. Then, just as they are the groom.

After this event the guests of the bride along with it are deleted. The bride dressed in an old spent the last night in the house of the parents. The next day, at dawn, comes some man by the groom for the bride.

7. Ruybinon ("Rui - face" binon - watch) "Bride"

After the bride brought to the groom's house, begins one small wedding. On this female are invited to attend a close cousin of the bride, a neighbor.

In a large room hung the bride's dowry, those dresses that gave her future husband. Women come to get acquainted with a new member of the family and presented gifts to the bride (fabrics, gold, money.)

Again, sing songs and feast on the table. When guests return to preparing young bed. All this takes place in a festive atmosphere, the most prosperous woman who has developed successfully married, have kids rolling on the bed young, wishing that there was their happily married life.

8. Domod lard (Beck-in-law).

A few days after the wedding the young couple invites the bride. This is their first visit to the girl's parents. The girl's mother prepares each guest and his son-gifts.

9. Sar Shuen or Mrs. Gundoron ("Cobrat bed").

A week after the wedding, with a return visit to the young parents and relatives are girls.

They bring gifts. On this day, the bed, which is specially prepared for the newlyweds.

Ms gundoron "collect bed." For the young in the wedding night preparing two beds: one high, the other low. On the seventh day after the wedding, those beds are cleaned.

If the family is stuck with the old views, that the girl's mother is given a sheet, as evidence of an innocent girl.

Sar shuen - literally, "wash your hair." In the first visit the bride's mother brings gifts, among them a bowl (oftoba). This is due to the fact that in the first visit of the bride's mother after the wedding, the groom's house, the girl's hair tucked away in a hat: kultapushak. Confirming this, that it is now a woman.

10. Talbon.

In the first months of married life, the young are invited to visit relatives, as the groom and the bride. This is the first invitation to young guests in their new capacity as spouses.

Put on the table, all guests receive gifts.