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Overseas Pakistan Matrimonial

Mayoun

Mayoon is celebrated at the bride's house. Usually the bride's friends and close relatives get together at her house to dance and sing, often accompanied by drum music. Generally, the bride's family gives bangles and sometimes clothes to her friends, depending on what the family can afford. The evening also usually includes henna where the women decorate each others' hands with Henna. The mayoon can last up to late night. The bride usually wears a simple yellow Shalwar Kameez. Traditionally, Mayun meant the custom of the bride entering into the state of seclusion eight to fifteen days before the wedding. She is made free of all the chores and errands during this time. However, since most women work in present times, Mayun has been reduced to a single night celebration of singing, dancing and applying Ubtan to the bride. The bride and groom are not allowed to see each other after the Mayun begins.

Dholak & Ubtan:

This occurs in the week leading up to the henna night and is a women's only event. Women, old and young gather ,with one being the drummer and one sitting opposite her with a spoon or other metal cutlery, tapping away on the dhol according to the rhythm of the beats. Sometimes a duff is also used. They sing wedding songs, usually those relating to the bride to be and her groom, about their relationship with each other and of course the dreaded mother in law! Most of these songs are Punjabi folk in origin and are also sung at Sikh weddings:

Punjabi dholak geet

the evening will start with female relatives and friends of the bride playing the Dholki and singing Suhaag, which are traditional Punjabi folk songs. Songs include 'jokes' about the in-laws, and would be husband, how to have a successful marriage and songs about the bride leaving her parents home. There is much merriment, laughter and teasing which takes place. The dholki is kept by both the bride and the groom's family respectively, however they do not attend each others dholki nights. The only time when each family attends one another event begins from the henna/mendhi night. The beautification rituals begin during this time, such as the application of Ubtan. Ubtan is a paste made from turmeric, sandalwood powder, herbs and aromatic oils, which groom's mother brings for bride. She blesses bride and applies 'ubtan' to the bride's hands and face. Groom's sister also does the same, and a thick string called a 'gana' (Bangles made of Flowers) is tied to the bride's arm. 'Ubtan' is applied to the bride's skin each day leading up to the wedding. It supposes to encourage a glowing, fresh complexion for the wedding day.

 
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