Royal wedding celebrations evoke Jordanian heritage, joyful diversity

[01-06-2023 11:08 AM]

Ammon News - Jordanians on Thursday are immersed in a state of joy as the official celebrations of the royal wedding of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II and Miss Rajwa Khaled Al-Seif are underway.

Amidst the fervor of this momentous day, the wedding festivities invoked the essence of Jordanian heritage as customs and traditions that adorned Jordanian weddings were unveiled, shining a light on the nation's collective identity. Through mesmerizing poetry, enchanting melodies, and jubilant songs, the spirit of the Jordanian people echoed through the air.

In every corner of Jordan, the people continued to express their exultation, embracing their rich customs and noble traditions. The royal family, cognizant of the significance of these heritage practices, sought to emphasize and elevate them within the royal wedding. In doing so, they shared this joyous occasion with every son and daughter of Jordan, knowing that this national celebration belonged to all and evoked happiness in the hearts of every Jordanian.

This embodiment of Jordanian popular heritage in the royal wedding is evident from the gift of the traditional embroidered headscarf (Shemagh) presented to Crown Prince Al Hussein by the honorable lady Turfa Al-Abidat from the town of "Hartha" in the northern Bani Kinanah District. It is also reflected in an enchanting Jordanian night of celebration, where comrades in arms came together to commemorate the forthcoming union of the Crown Prince, creating a joyous atmosphere.

The Jordanian heritage was even demonstrated through the henna ceremony for the bride-to-be, Miss Rajwa, which was held at the Zahran Palace by Her Majesty Queen Rania. In addition, His Royal Highness Prince Omar bin Faisal hosted a traditional bath ceremony for the groom at his father’s residence.

The festivities culminated in a grand feast "Al-Qirah", hosted by His Majesty King Abdullah II at the Madareb Bani Hashem in the Royal Hashemite Court, where guests from all regions of the kingdom were honored on this cherished occasion.

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