Dating and marriage customs in jamaica

you can have them dance the typical Nicaraguan music sucha s Folklore, palo de mayo, etc. SHAWN Reply to this comment Claire - 2009-11-10 My friends and I are attending a wedding of a young Nicaragua couple in January in a village not too far from Granada. Good luck, Reply to this comment Crystal - 2010-04-08 I am going to marry a man from Nicaragua and I would loike some suggestions on how to incorporate some of his customs in my wedding without him knowing so if you have any suggestions please send me an e-mail. The Mass is a popular option since Nicaraguan’s are generally fun-loving festive people who take delight in celebrating such happy occasions.Many feel that the Mass also gives the wedding couple an extra blessing so this Nicaraguan wedding custom is encouraged.Weddings are fairly casual affairs, with the bride and groom dressed in their finest. The bride's father or both parents give her away, and the groom has no best man.The bride wears a veil and walks to the groom's house, then they walk together to the church with the whole town turning out to congratulate them. The traditional wedding cake is called a Black Cake, a sort of rum fruitcake recipe passed down through generations of the bride's family.Catholic guests will often file into the church, dipping the fingertips of their right hand into the Holy water and making the sign of the cross before being seated by the usher. Once everyone is seated, the bride enters the church and takes her place next to the groom's side.

People may bring gifts of wine and bread to the alter before the priest offer a Nuptial Blessing.

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It is the traditional black cake, the recipe of which has passed down from generation to generation.

The cake is made of flour, brown sugar, fresh eggs, butter and cherries, raisins, prunes, currants are added to it. The dried fruits added to the cake are soaked in rum in a crock pot for a period of two weeks to one year. After the wedding ceremony the newly wed couple leave for honeymoon or spend a week at home in absolute privacy.