Saturday, May 25, 2013

Somalia culture and fashion show

The culture of Somalia is a combination of customs in Somalia. It was developed individually with bordering with other parts of Northeast Africa, India, and Southeast Asia. Somalia culture is an aspect of Islamic lifestyle. Somalia Religion is Muslim and the Muslims ruled Somalia for long time period so the culture of Somalia has a strong influence of Muslims culture.
Pork and alcohol prohibited in the Somalia food and the women were all covered except their hands and face which is known as Hijab because of being an Islamic country. Somalia men covered their body from the waist to the knee as their dress and this pattern of dressing is followed by the children. There is a slight touch of the Americans culture as well. The culture of living in prolonged families is quite common in Somalia as a part of their culture. Somali marriages have traditionally been considered a bond between not just a man and a woman but also between clans and families and it’s an important part of their culture. Marriages can either be arranged and it can be an outcome of personal choice. The typical age of marriage is around 14 or 15 years old in Somalia life. As an Islamic tradition Men who can manage to do so, they may have up to 4 wives. 

Somalis have rich musical traditions which are based on classic Somali folklore and Most of the Somali songs are pentatonic. Henna is an important part of Somali culture for the Somali women. It is used by Somali women on their different part of body during weddings, Eid, Ramadan and many other festive occasions of Somalia. Henna celebrations are usually held in Somalia women before the wedding takes place. Furthermore, in different occasion Somali women have a long custom of wearing gold necklaces, especially bangles. Besides women during weddings, the bride is regularly ornamented in gold.
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