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183782_10150118598591009_531541008_6478843_2431969_n1Our eldest son, Zeb was asked to be in the Bridal Party for a wedding he was attending in Uganda this past week.  In these traditional ceremonies the wedding party wears traditional Rwandan clothes.

The part of the two-day ceremony that is pictured here is called Gukwa.

This is the part of the wedding where the dowry is bein g paid. According to Rwandese tradition, the dowry is strictly paid in cows. 

The bride is brought in an elaborate procession to the groom’s family by women carrying gourds of milk. The milk is a gift for the groom’s family, to quench their thirst after a long negotiation. The procession is very colorful, with four men armed with spears guarding the bride, as you see Zeb doing here, and traditional dancers sing and dance as the proceed.

 Zeb has been adapting better than any of us, not only learning the culture but diving right in and being a part of it!  When he was gone for over a week and sent home three pictures like this we were like happily shocked!

What’s next Zeb? lol

Zeb and the groom. For Zeb a Muzungu and a Westerner it was a real honor to say yes to being in this cousin of Pius and Mydear's wedding. He had a great time and it was a great cultural experience!!
Zeb and the groom. For Zeb a Muzungu and a Westerner, it was a real honor to say yes to being in this wedding. The bride is a good friend of Pius whom Zeb has become good friends. He had a great time and it was a great cultural experience!!

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Jackie vigier
Jackie vigier
12 years ago

Zebbie..you look so skinny here!!!!! Was it fun, are you enjoying your new friends? What are they like, give me the low down!!, was that corky to say!!!,hahahahah..I miss you!!!! What’s left of you!:)

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