Dating customs in zimbabwe

12-Oct-2018 03:42

Shona women are forced into submission by patriarchs in many Shona families where the man is regarded as the head of the household.When I was ten years old my paternal grandmother warned me: “You better learn how to cook and clean because if you get married and can’t perform your duties as a wife, you’ll be brought back to the family.” To be returned to your family for not being submissive, for not kneeling, for having a voice, would heap disgrace on them.Wedding traditions in Zimbabwe share a common thread in terms of values, views, and experiences with other African regions.You may celebrate your heritage and honor your ancestry by incorporating your customs and traditions in your wedding ceremony and reception.I would prefer to date someone from the same country as me.It’s just easier.” Bridgette (25) Congolese “I don’t mind as long as I am happy and loved, that is all that matters.” Dora (28), Zimbabwe Immerse within your own culture What I found was that those who immersed themselves exclusively in their own culture (i.e mono-cultural churches, parties, gatherings) – even if they lived in a very mixed society abroad – were the ones who were adamant that it was easier and preferable to date within their own culture.

The Munyai has to be a family member or close friend of the groom to be, but he may not need to be specifically an uncle or the father. Matebele House Paintings The Matebele House Painting is passed down from generation to generation by the mothers. A well painted home indicates that the female of the household is a good wife and mother.And why was it better to date a white person rather than another African?Some field digging I did a bit of digging to get the views of other people of African origin on intercultural dating.Some responses: “Love is love.” Jennifer (23), Angolan “I would only prefer to date a Congolese man because we both understand each others cultures.The connection is just better because we can relate in many ways since we’ve had a similar upbringing.” Sarah (24), Congolese “I love my Ghanaian brothers, especially those who can speak my tribal language. Especially when telling jokes, it just doesn’t sound the same in English.” Nana (24), Ghanaian “I will be with anyone as long as they are compatible to me and I’m attracted to them. I’m British.” Christopher (28), Nigerian “As long as they are not Jamaican.” Bijoux (28), Congolese “Dating someone from your own background has far more positives than dating someone from another background, such as cultural understanding, speaking the same language etc. I’ve brought a Nigerian, Jamaican and Congolese home.

The Munyai has to be a family member or close friend of the groom to be, but he may not need to be specifically an uncle or the father. Matebele House Paintings The Matebele House Painting is passed down from generation to generation by the mothers. A well painted home indicates that the female of the household is a good wife and mother.

And why was it better to date a white person rather than another African?

Some field digging I did a bit of digging to get the views of other people of African origin on intercultural dating.

Some responses: “Love is love.” Jennifer (23), Angolan “I would only prefer to date a Congolese man because we both understand each others cultures.

The connection is just better because we can relate in many ways since we’ve had a similar upbringing.” Sarah (24), Congolese “I love my Ghanaian brothers, especially those who can speak my tribal language. Especially when telling jokes, it just doesn’t sound the same in English.” Nana (24), Ghanaian “I will be with anyone as long as they are compatible to me and I’m attracted to them. I’m British.” Christopher (28), Nigerian “As long as they are not Jamaican.” Bijoux (28), Congolese “Dating someone from your own background has far more positives than dating someone from another background, such as cultural understanding, speaking the same language etc. I’ve brought a Nigerian, Jamaican and Congolese home.

Aside from performing traditional rituals, couples can also incorporate ethnic touches into its wedding program and reception. It is important that they understand the reason behind these traditions and the history of the traditions because this will enable couples to perform the traditions more sincerely.