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1914 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. MARRIAGE AND AFTER.
ENGAGEMENT PERIOD. FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD DAYS OF WEDDING
FESTIVITIES. The period intervening between the engagement and
marriage is in most cases a brief one, no longer than a few weeks.
The marriage festivities generally occupy three days. These are the
days for the entertainment and enjoyment of the bridegroom, who
participates in all the functions of the occasion; but they are the
hours of trying ordeal to the young bride, who is perhaps closeted
in a dark chamber, which she leaves on the afternoon of the third
day. The first day is one of general entertainment and jubilation
in both families, especially at the bridegroom's. Relatives,
immediate friends, neighbors, in their gala dress gather in a jolly
celebration of the happy time. On the second day, amid shouts and
volleys of hurrahs, the shrill trumpets, bugles and tambourines,
and the wild demonstration of an enthusiastic crowd, the trousseau
of the bride is removed to her future home. On the third day, the
bridegroom, after being subjected to a large number of teasing
jokes and performances, dons his picturesque garment, and
accompanied by a select group of men and women of his household,
proceeds to the home of the bride. There the men are conducted to
the Selamlik, and the women to the Haremlik. Mutual
congratulations, happy and jovial remarks and pleasantries, and an
unending number of refreshments are the order of the day. BRIDE
RELEASED FROM HER CLOSET. During all this time Jenan Hanum may be
in her closet. But her turn comes next. Now she is called upon by a
few ladies of her immediate family, divested of her girlhood
garments and introduced to a mass of oppressively fashionable
gowns. They squeeze her feet, they force on her tender fingers half
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