List of what to buy for Umembeso Traditional Ceremony

What is Umembeso

The Umembeso ceremony is one of the traditions that form part of the Zulu wedding process. This usually happens after the ilobolo has been paid, and it involves the goom and his family bringing gifts to the bride’s family.

what-to-buy-for-umembesoThe standard procedure involves the in-laws arriving at the house of the bride and gathering outside the gate with gifts, as a way to thank the family. Singing and dancing to traditional Zulu marriage songs “ukusina” are also takes place while awaiting entry inside. In order for the ceremony to start, a small group of the in-laws are sent into the house to retrieve the bride or alternatively, the bride’s father brings her outside. Source

List of what to buy for Umembeso Traditional Ceremony

Gifts for umembeso often include:

  • blankets,
  • doeks,
  • clothing,
  • food & drinks, and
  • goats or sheep.

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