Lots of you know Mohammed, he is my walking guide and used to live in a tomb in old Gurna. I went to the engagement party last night, I knew I was an honoured guest as my Fanta came with a glass with ice in it!!! It was at the new village and there must have been about 150 people there.
The engaged couple sat on thrones whilst music played then the girls parents appeared with a tray with gold jewellery on it. This is what the groom would have bought her and is her security for all her life.
Shortly after this while the dancing was going on a load of either sugar or salt was thrown on the dances. I didn't get showered so was not sure what it was and got 2 different answers when I asked salt to keep away the bad eyes or sugar to make them sweet. The marriage will take place in about 4 months
I have loaded a short vidoe clip on Facebook which I hope you can see
The range of headscarves worn by the ladies was amazing, some were very beautiful and glamorous.