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Persian Sugar Rubbing Ceremony

Informant’s Background: The informant is my (not-blood-related) aunt, who married my uncle on my Dad’s side. She is from Iran, and moved to Canada a few years before marrying my uncle. They had a traditional Persian wedding. Context: My uncle and aunt were visiting us, and so I asked my aunt about a particular tradition… Continue Reading »

Eating Almonds at Persian Weddings

Description “Whenever someone gets married, it’s a tradition to eat almonds at the wedding so that the wife becomes fertile. I first saw this at the first Persian wedding that I went to when I was, like, eight years old. They put little bags of almonds underneath every single guest’s seat during the ceremony. At… Continue Reading »