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Marriage in Igboland
« on: July 18, 2019, 07:42:42 AM »
To marry in Igboland is a simple and straightforward event. The union takes place when a couple agrees to live together forever. The following posts will explain in details how it's started and how it's expected to be fulfilled so that it will be termed a complete legal marriage.
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Re: Marriage in Igboland
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2019, 09:05:34 PM »
The journey into married life for Igbos begins when an eligible man steps into the compound of a girl, introduces himself to the family of the girl and announce his intention to marry their daughter.

Not so fast, wait, because there are procedures for everything and this is no exception. The expectation is that the young man wishing to marry a girl will not come alone, or empty handed. It's expected that the young man co mes to make his marriage introduction in company of a few of his family, friends or any other responsible people. There's no number of people required by law. But four visitors seems to be the ideal number.

As for what they need co me with, it's not fixed since the young man is assumed to just be getting to know the family for the first time. A jar of palm wine is necessary, some kola nuts and one or two cartons of beer. These will be consumed by both parties during the discussions involved in the introduction of the male suitor.

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Re: Marriage in Igboland
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2019, 02:22:10 PM »
The next step is the second visit.