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WHAT IS HENNA NIGHT?. WHAT IS HENNA NIGHT?. Traditionally (in Turkey , at least ), henna night , or  ‘ kina gecesi’ is a women\'s party that usually takes place the night before the wedding . The bride\'s closest friends and female family members gather to

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what is henna night1
WHAT IS HENNA NIGHT?
  • Traditionally(in Turkey, at least),
  • hennanight, or ‘kina gecesi’ is a
  • women\'spartythatusuallytakes
  • placethenightbeforethewedding.
  • Thebride\'sclosestfriendsand
  • femalefamilymembersgatherto
  • eat, dance, andsing. Sometimes
  • groomjoins.Theycrysometimes but
  • suddenlythey can start dancing. It is
  • socomplicated. But it is an important
  • nightforeveryonefor sure.
slide4

Theyturnaroundthebridewiththehennatray.The

  • bride\'sauntgloatshennato her hand.But shedoesn’t
  • openher hand.Theauntasks ‘whydon’tyouopen
  • yourhand ?’ Then her mother-in-law put a goldcoin
  • in her handsothatthebrideopens her hand. After
  • puttingsomehenna in themiddle of her hand, they
  • put thecoin on it andthencover it with a special
  • glove. Thentheothers can put henna on theirown
  • hands. Thelovelyorangestain it leaves on their
  • handsstaysforweeks.
slide7

Traditionally, andstillformanyhennaceremoniesthegirls start with ‘yüksek yüksek tepelere’ songwhich is a verysadsongandturnaroundthebridedancingslowly. But shedoesn’tdance.Shesitsduringtheceremony. Afterthat her motherand her mother-in-lawdancewiththe ‘harmandalı’ songthen her sistersand her sisters-in-lawjointhem.Theydancetogether. But thatnightdoesn’tgo on withonlysadsongs.THeguestsandrelativesandalsothebridedanceallnightlongafterthehenna is gloated.

slide9

It is a sort of melancholicevening. Becausethefollowingday, thebridewillleave her father\'shouse, whereshe has livedall her life, to start her new life in her husband\'shouse. Thesongthat is sungespecially at hennanightswhichdemonstratesthemelancholy. It is called "Yuksek Tepelere". (Tothehighesthills)You can hearthemusichere:

slide10

Theyshouldn\'tbuildhomeshighup in thehills

Theyshouldn\'tsendgirlstofarawaylands

Theyshouldn\'tneglectthemother\'soneandonly

May thebirdscarrythemessage

I missmymother

Bothmymotherandfather

I missmyvillage

slide11

Ifmyfather had a horse, he couldjump on it andcome

Ifmymother had a sail, shecouldopen it andcome

Ifmysiblingsknewtheway, theycouldcome

May thebirdscarrythemessage

I missmymother

Bothmymotherandfather

I missmyvillage

slide12

It\'squite a sadsong. Thosewerethedaysthatnoone had a phone, the internet etc. togetnewsfromeachother. That’swhythebride in thesong is sosad as shewouldn’t be abletosee her parentswhenevershewanted.

what to wear
WHAT TO WEAR?

Usuallytheywear a ‘Bindallı’. It is a traditionalcostume. Itreflectseverytingaboutthebride: Her sadness, her happines, her love, her familyandetc. Probablyshethinksabouttheseallnight. Also it reflectstheTurkishtradition. Itsummarizeseverythingabout us.Itcomesfromourancestors.It has a lot of redaccesories.Mostly it is a linenorvelvetrobeornatedwithgiltbranches, leavesandflowers. It has glittereddetails on it. EveryTurkishgirlwantstowear it becausewhenyouwear it youfeellike a bride.

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