Wedding ceremony rituals in Daraa: heavy masses for the groom

Daraa – Halim Muhammad

The excessive prices of marriage have helped push some younger individuals within the southern Daraa Governorate to eschew the concept of ​​emotional and social bonding.

The marriage ceremony is a social ritual and a second that the couple information within the archive of their recollections. It has turn into an indispensable supply of fabric exhaustion as a result of customs and traditions of the area, in addition to the calls for positioned on the shoulders of younger individuals, which don’t begin with securing and equipping the home and don’t finish with residing situations. .

The marriage ritual is accompanied by a set of actions and obligations that should be carried out earlier than the promised time in order that the bride presents herself in the absolute best gentle.

That is accomplished via three steps through which the ladies, accompanied by the bride, go to the hairdresser to brighten themselves for the day of the engagement, the day of the “Henna” (pre-marriage occasion) and, lastly, the day of the marriage, with out canceling the bills incurred for the three visits to the ladies’s hairdresser.

The prices often vary from 1 million SYP to 1.5 million SYP, for the bride’s make-up and hairstyling on every of those events, as reported Enab Baladi´s Correspondent in Flowers.


Hussein, 25, who works in an olive grove in Daraa’s western countryside, is about to get married however thought of the prices of a ladies’s hairdresser in themselves a taxing monetary burden, linking the matter to himself. time to what he stated was “lack of supervision.”

The younger man instructed him Enab Baladi“Pricing in ladies’s hair salons shouldn’t be managed, and there’s no unified pricing.

“Every hairdressing salon has costs that it units individually from the costs of different salons in trade for the providers it gives,” he added.

Costs for these providers are essentially increased within the metropolis of Daraa in comparison with costs within the countryside, the place salons of this sort are additionally widespread.

“The bride chooses the hair salon she desires, which prevents the groom from in search of a salon with decrease prices and costs,” stated Hussein, who paid SYP 1 million to groom his bride on the day of the engagement alone, and count on it to. pay double that quantity on the marriage day.

(1 USD = 3,000 SYP as a result of Central Financial institution, however the pound is buying and selling round 5,300 to the greenback)

The feminine hairdressing charge fluctuated between 300,000 and 400,000 SYP final yr, however its improve this yr has greater than doubled.

Youssef, 28, a younger man from the western countryside of Daraa, works within the agricultural discipline based on the day by day wage system with a wage of 15,000 Syrian kilos per day.

defined to Enab Baladi who desires to make sure the necessities for marriage earlier than taking this course, together with not inconsiderable extra prices, such because the salaries of ladies’s hairdressers and others.

Youssef thought of “the wedding unattainable, in gentle of the excessive price of residing and of securing a house, in addition to the prices of the marriage.”

Then again, 21-year-old Dana believes that engagement and marriage ceremony ceremonies are amongst her most essential needs and visions for her future marriage, contemplating that they’re the one pleasure of its sort that comes as soon as in a lifetime. .

she defined to Enab Baladi that top salaries, obstacles and rising costs is not going to push her to desert this ritual.

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Saeed Qattan, a member of the Damascus Craftsmen’s Affiliation, instructed the federal government Tishreen newspaper from final July that the worth of haircuts for women and men differs based on the diploma of classification of the barber by the artisan affiliation, mentioning the issue of adjusting the worth as a result of several types of hair and pores and skin of the purchasers.

Qattan referred to what he thought of a “confusion about barbershop charges” as they amounted to 1.5 million Syrian kilos in some ladies’s barbershops in Damascus, violating official costs and threatening the salon proprietor with shut or revoke the license to follow. the occupation.

In line with Wafaa, 33, who works in a ladies’s hair salon, the prices additionally embrace make-up, the costs of which essentially fluctuate relying on the varieties of cosmetics, lots of that are imported, along with the prices of the hair salon itself, reminiscent of absent electrical energy that’s changed by turbines.

The marriage gown is taken into account a part of this “decoration ritual” regardless of its singular use, which might be summed up in just a few hours, after which it’s folded within the closets. The price of renting a second-hand gown can attain SYP 1 million, whereas the worth of a brand new one can attain SYP 2 million.

Firstly of October, Enab Baladi ready a report titled “Not just for financial causes, younger Syrians don’t wish to get married”, through which he addressed the phenomenon of reluctance to marry in Syria and its causes that aren’t restricted to financial ones, in addition to the social results of this example.

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