Marriages are mainly of two types in Ethiopia: Traditional and Modern. As Modern marriages are marriages based on the consent of the prospective bride and groom, it is similar to what is prevailing here in America. The focus of this presentation would be on the traditional one.
AT WEDDING DAY
When both families begin preparing feast for the wedding during which many guests are invited. On wedding day,
the ceremony begins by:
Alternative to arranged marriages:
Match making is an old, old art and it is still alive and well in Ethiopian society.
Ethiopia is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country with colorful and interesting diversity. However, the practice of matchmaking and arranged marriages seem to be common across ethnic and religious boundaries with some possible variations here and there.
In traditional matchmaking and marriage, prospective couples are not involved in the decision making process. And it is a foregone conclusion that couples will not go contrary to family decision.
Like in the US: the presence of high tech-versions
Computer Dating ( Interested people send personal profiles and
a list of desirable characteristics in a potential date.)
(2). Love Connections. A TV program which matches men and women