Monday, February 21, 2011

Wedding Procession

There was a different sort of traffic jam in my neighborhood yesterday, as a wedding procession filled the width of the street. My landlord had warned me that the narrow road is regularly clogged with wedding processions during the most popular wedding month, October, because there are two event spaces in our neighborhood. These "party palaces" are popular spots for wedding receptions.

Although it is not the prime wedding month, a late Sunday morning in February was, apparently, a fine time for a wedding. This video will give you a small slice of the dancing, music, and festive clothing typical of a Nepali wedding. Note the beautiful red saris, which are not your everyday sari. Embellished with all manner of exquisite details, these are known as "party saris" -- only fitting for a party at a party palace.

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