Question: How did courtship and engagement begin in Africa?

What comes first between courtship and engagement?

Courtship is the traditional dating period before engagement and marriage (or long term commitment if marriage is not allowed). During a courtship, a couple or group gets to know each other and decides if there will be an engagement.

How does African conduct their traditional marriage?

During the ceremony, a bride and groom have their wrists tied together with either a Kente cloth, string of cowrie shells, braided grass or decorated rope. With their wrists joined together, the couple says their vows in front of the officiant who ties the knot and confirms their commitment to the marriage.

What is courtship and engagement?

Courtship is the period of development towards a sexual relationship wherein a couple get to know each other and decide whether there will be an engagement, followed by a marriage.

What is the basis of traditional and modern marriage?

Traditional marriages locked the spouses into their predefined roles without any opportunity to allow for individual choice. Married women were expected to fulfill their role as homemaker and had to stifle any career ambitions or frustrations they might have had. Modern marriages allow for individual preferences.

What are the types of traditional marriage?

In general there are two types: civil marriage and religious marriage, and typically marriages employ a combination of both (religious marriages must often be licensed and recognized by the state, and conversely civil marriages, while not sanctioned under religious law, are nevertheless respected).

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