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    He was very engaging and made me feel as I was actually involved in the wedding. The first question I asked was how does a Gujarati marriage begin. As explained by Aziz, the wedding events actually begin a couple of days before the main wedding ceremony, he says, “The process for a typical Gujarati marriage usually begins a couple of days before the ultimate marital ceremony. Two days before the main ceremony, each of the families host separate events called Mehndi night. On Mehndi Night, the family members usually put henna tattoos on their hands for the wedding events to get ready for the subsequent events by beautifying themselves. The bride gets the most beautiful design of henna done on her because its her wedding and she must look the best. This night has more of a party atmosphere because it just consists of henna being done, usually on the women, while the men congregate and converse.” I was surprised to hear that a Gujarati marriage is actually a multiple day process because I am just used to an American marriage, where people just show up and the couple gets married. This is really fascinating because the families make a real effort in spending time with each other and shows the importance of this…

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    defines as when one culture adopts an element of another culture. (Uwujaren 9/30/13) In the world today, many people are witless as to what is culturally appropriate. There are many examples of cultural appropriation today, such as henna tattoos, bindi’s, sports team names, etc. These types of culture or traditions have become a fad for people, especially in America. People who are within the culture tend to get offended when their culture is made into a fad. There are many arguments in…

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    Wedding Videography Melbourne: Why Should You Have It And Hiring Tips Your wedding day is the biggest day in your life. Well, every couple wishes for a perfect wedding day. Why not? You will have it only once in the lifetime. "The day went so fast, and we missed the fun," that is what many couples say about their wedding day. Yes, the couple can't be in more than one place at a time. They will miss most of the fun so. What else do you regret about your wedding day? Well, many couples regret not…

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    6 M's Marketing Strategy

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    Marketing is a tool to communicate with customers. In an effort to maximize effectiveness of this communication, we should identify the market we are addressing, the mission of the communication, what message we wish to convey, which media vehicles will be used to send the message, how much money will be needed, and how the impact will be measured afterwards. Collectively the market, mission, message, media, money and measurement are referred to as the 6 M’s. Identifying our market is crucial…

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    Nikakh Wedding Essay

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    Nikakh, wedding, is the most solemn and large Uzbek ceremony. Traditionally Uzbek people celebrate weddings very richly and cheerfully with peculiar splendor and abundance of guests. Immediate and remote relatives, neighbors, friends and co-workers are invited to this wedding ceremony. Nikakh means marriage in Uzbek. The birth of a new family precedes several rites. Sovchi (match - makers) take part in the match - making ceremony. Two or three women headed by the main sovchi visit the girl’s…

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    Counter Memory

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    The event we decided to use for our counter memory was Islam Awareness Week, which took place at the University of Waterloo from March 14 - March 16 in the Student Life Center. Islam Awareness Week is run by the Muslim Students Association. The event was held to raise awareness about the current discourse around Islam and help portray the real meaning of Islam in a safe and welcoming environment. The event consisted of many things, including information booths, a myth busters’ café, a hijab…

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    Who Own Culture Analysis

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    . . . Sometimes I feel annoyed because we 're so used to seeing it in the proper context…. I also don 't know where it 's from, and the history, but we 've just seen it around us, or we know the context, where it stands, but people not from South Asia wouldn 't know where it stands” (Maira, 350). Shamita and other women who were interviewed all had similar statements explaining that the historic cultural significance is not common knowledge within India itself and Indians who practice mehndi.…

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    Rite Of Passage Report

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    Prior to their marriage they prayed to this god to seek a happy marriage and to remove any obstacles the couple may face. The second prayer on this day was the Grah Shanti (worship of the 9 planets), this was a significant practice in the indian wedding which helped to ensure the couple to have a successful life in the future. The last ritual of this ceremony would consist of the Ghari Puja, a prayer to celebrate the soon to be bride and groom by giving presents of coconut, rice, oils and nuts. …

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    Pre Wedding Essay

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    Generally, these rituals last about a week, creating excitement and cheer among relatives and close friends. Below are the two main pre-wedding rituals that are celebrated across the country: Pithi: The pithi ceremony is an auspicious ritual performed for good luck. Generally, the bride and groom have separate pithi ceremonies at their family homes. Pithi is a paste made mainly of turmeric, chickpea flour and rose water. Family members and well-wishers of the bride and groom apply the paste on…

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    This is something I had not known before, to me in the past I assumed it was all part of the wedding. But what I learned is that, version of Islam that is practiced in my culture is infused deeply with Indian culture and Hindu religion. There is typically four ceremonies; the nikah, mehndi (henna) night, gaye holud (yellow turmeric), and the reception. The nikah, as I mentioned before, happens first, or in some cases it is combined with the reception which happens last. Then the mehndi and gaye…

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