You know in traditional Somali settings, especially in the rural villages- while brides are brought home by a procession of chanting, singing, ululating throng of women-folk, the grooms are usually brought home by a crowd of men chanting or humming Islamic prayers, the local imam of the mosque leading the men. The procession of men walk from the mosque after Makhrib prayer and bring the groom home. As a kid I use to join the men first and then when they reach their final destination, I’ll run across the village to find the most fun throng of women bringing the bride home :). The bride always came after the groom so as kids that gave us the opportunity to pretend to be grown-ups and fun-lovers on the same night lol.
lool Isseh! Did you get to accomplish it for real when you went back then, or do you wish to bring that childhood fantasy to life by enacting it for real – you know waan ku garab istaagayaaye ii sheeg! Cimaaadayda iyo shaalkiina waan sitaa. It is beautiful when it is done in the Miyi man! the city Gelbis has lost all the essential spirit of the custom.