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The Kuwaiti society has affinity parents, neighbors and friends, there are multiple events, and occasions are celebrated according to the possibilities of each family, including:

“Nun,” a celebration of simple events like the first age of the child or baby first walking steps. Usually held “nun” in the afternoons and children invited friends and relatives and neighbors. Brush mat pain in their courtyard and then ascend to the surface and is carrying a basket containing candy and nuts that received the invitation. The children collect and carry on entire company parties, either accompanying their mothers provide them with dishes of this “nun.” “Ring the mash; mash is ground grain in preparation for Ramadan. The family purchased large quantities of grain and then invites a team of specialists for grinding grain, and expressive movements are performed to the tune of songs performed by one of the women’s teams.

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Preparing for the wedding, so all involved family members and relatives and neighbors in preparation for the wedding. For example, lends to our neighbors than among less affluent young bride some jewelry and other recruits carpets or decorations or brushes and sometimes the bride room bed is offered. Additional help in preparing food, or contribute to paying band that salutes ceremony.

Religious events, religious events maintained traditional position and expectation with much respect. And I disagree somewhat celebrated in modern times, closing all shops and establishments closed during religious occasions and Exchange friends and family visits and congratulations.

Examples of religious events, the birth of the Prophet (saws) is celebrated in reverence, read the Koran and chanted to-offering clothing and money to the poor. Eid has also celebrated the end of Ramadan and Eid al-Adha which is on the tenth day of the month of Dhul Hijjah. Religious occasions are celebrated like praisings and journey and Hijri new year for one day and celebrate Idi Fitr and Adha for three or four days.

And religious ceremonies also celebrate the “Algonkian”, in the third and fourth nights and 15 from the middle of Ramadan. Where children roamed, as of old, the houses of the neighborhood in groups that advocate sings Allah saves children visited the House. And household dishes from nuts and candy.

Celebrate the return of divers; divers return celebrated after an absence of several months at sea, where all the city people of men and women and children and go to the beach in a festive ceremony to greet the divers.

Other holidays and occasions according to the Gregorian calendar, containing the festivities celebrating the new year on the first of January and honor the national day of independence of the State of Kuwait in 1961 on February 25 and celebrate the liberation of Kuwait State of aggression and brutal Iraqi occupation on February 26.

Citizens cellular trips into the desert in spring and spends time on the seacoast in summer. However, as a result of the change in the life of Kuwaitis, different activities such as Pearl diving and fishing and travel trade and shipbuilding so completely disappeared many songs and dances and ceremonies for these activities.


A suitable marriage is treated with great care and spends most of her family can bear the expenses. Characterizing old marriage that some Alliance between families that enjoy the status of social and physical and ideological symmetric. And if parents choose to partner, and does not intervene in the selection process either party either husband or wife.

If you can’t find a partner by relatives or acquaintances, you are hiring a matchmaker to take this job on behalf of parents. When you see a suitable girl matchmaker, tells the young folks. After approval, you inform people of the girl. If the winner chooses satisfaction, is scheduled to meet the two families.

During courtship, the girl is not allowed to leave the House or meet anyone. And the father of the young man to give his wife money to buy a wedding gift that is called “data.” “Alize” consists of four precious gowns and two rolls of fabrics, towels and bed linens and blankets. Carry a squad of women specialized in banqueting wedding gift to the girl’s House Thursday evening or Monday. Sings band members all the way from House to house young girls to light lanterns. If the girl’s father as a wedding gift, he blesses them, and then be on the girl’s father is well equipped for marriage.

On the wedding night goes a young man from his house to his wife’s House, accompanied by his father and uncles and cousins and neighbors. Arriving at the House of the bride receive divas.

Sometimes your favorite girl has held a special ceremony called “delve” in her family’s House. Where she was dressed in green, sitting on a Chair, then spreads over her head green cover of silk. Catch some of the women of her family and band members in his limbs and raise it and lower it to the tune of a song known for the occasion, and then carry the bride in her chair to her room where waiting for her groom.

The couple moves to the husband’s House after spending a week in the House of the girl. Escorted by family and neighbors but doesn’t allow her mother to accompany her.

Social changes in the State of Kuwait has left its impact on the way to choose a partner, where granted flexibility on the subject of mixing and segregation opportunity for boys and girls to meet family and social events in the University premises and clubs etc.

The results of this mixed marriage, it became possible for different young girl speech, and it became possible to marry Kuwaiti who are studying abroad. The increased proportion of higher education and employment in different areas to delay marriage age stipulated to the third or fourth century.

Following selection and parental consent, official customs role appears interspersed with traditional old and modern depending on the nature of the family. As he was going out, the young man to apply for the marriage of girls officially of her guardian, her father or op family in case of death of the father. The material is then discussed and agreed topics, such as dowry which is the responsibility of the men. After the agreement, the announcement of the move to an engagement party in the House of the girl.

The length varies depending on the circumstances, but engagement usually lasts for one month. Wedding ceremony afterward at principal public or lounge in one of the hotels. There is a special ceremony for men of congratulations and most women peppered with singing mirth.

Folk fashion

Illustrated the contrast between past and present in the State of Kuwait about costumes that are worn today, the evolution of the local Arab outfit known for environmental and cultural conditions and continued this development even Kuwait wore European character costumes that are no longer the preserve of Europeans Working in Kuwait.

At the same time keep the awareness of the importance of maintaining innate Kuwaitis yukata as a symbol of national identity. So men prefer Kuwaitis wear it’s more comfortable than traditional European fashion. Notes the lack of Kuwaiti women wear to cloak and face cover colors, and varied forms of Kuwaiti women dress more European fashion wear, modern with preservation long dress to wear the veil and cloak according to customs and traditions.

This multiplicity of fashion to your taste and habits and maintain the same family tradition; it usually wears a Kuwaiti woman European fashion while you go to work. And often wear a traditional dress after returning from work during her visit to the neighbors and relatives, and in some cases wearing full traditional dress as they age.

Kuwaiti men folk costume

Pants: a piece of lingerie, he’s tall ankle length and made of white cotton.

Glaze Bakery: full white cotton dress with long sleeves and a narrow neck slot and this dress open from the center of the chest until the middle.

Clip: glaze bakery of wool.

Sheath dress or huge: large dress white cotton long wide sleeves up her limbs to walk a narrow neck open and open halfway in the center of the chest.

Client: luxury Embroidered long silk dress with strands of gold with a narrow neck hole with long sleeves and be open from the front and the front parts damage on the body.

Bisht: wool cloak or lint yarn colors, ranging from finely COS the black and Brown so gray and beige and each type-specific thickness depending on use.

Fur: wool coat lined with fur sheep adorn his limbs with strips of the same, or opposite color has different geometric configurations.

Kaveh: a nightcap of cotton yarn.

Headcover: a hood which is about a piece of muslin wearing after you fold in the form of a triangle. Maybe of a coherent fabric of white and Red yarn called money aside or maybe elaborately designed dresses and white cashmere wool from its edges and corners with decorative flower patterns are called shawl.

Headband: under the head of black threads wrapped. It was usually made of thick wool yarn coils of black and Brown and white separates it from each color of wool yarn links or gold thread.

Sderi: the sleeveless jacket is worn over the dishdasha.

Barkot or market: wool coat is worn over section.

Cast: wool kit consists of a dishdasha walsderi jacket with long sleeves, all from the same cloth.

Balto Gogh: broadcloth jacket embroidered with golden threads worn over alshlhat or Shallah.

Kuwaiti women’s folk costume

Pants: a piece of underwear, long reach Japantown ankle adorned with ribbons embroidered with gold threads. Made of cotton or silk in bright colors like red, blue and green.

It didn’t matter: a long dress with long sleeves, cotton or silk Plaid embroidered with Indian or gold.

Client: luxury Embroidered long silk dress with strands of gold with a narrow neck hole with long sleeves and be open from the front and the front parts damage on the body. Usually worn by women than among less affluent young city.

Dress: large wide-sleeved long dress and a wide oval neck slot. The labels vary kinds of clothes by color and fabric density patterns, reminding him: rich gown dress amfh gown mowing mikhos Loo Loo Loo strewn over Tor.

His confidential files: a hood and comes in one piece and folds on the head and face to control hair coverage.

Shela: a black head cover is worn by Bedouin women.

Burqa: a rectangular face mask extends from the front until the end of the neck. Burka over Shayla and Bedouin women never unplug it can roam freely around their encampments.

Bouchet: a transparent black lid that covers the entire face worn by women of the city.

Mantle: black cloak covering the entire body are made of wool or silk.

Folk costume of Kuwaiti children

Albkhnk: black cover for Cape worn by little girls beaded around the head and from the front.

Khavih: children’s hat of black fabric embroidered with colorful threads of silk or gold thread and adorned with blue stones.

Funeral traditions and consolation

Funeral habits feature in the State of Kuwait in its simplicity, where Kuwaitis stayed away from exaggerating to show grief because death is Allah and his will. No exaggeration was evil and is opposed to the will of Allah almighty. As well as the memorial ceremonies and monuments is unnecessary.

After death, washes the dead in his house and some relatives and wearing gloves. Seder powder used as SOAP, then dry the body with towels and had with rose oil and Oud and eucalyptus. Afterward, dead Lexie white gown from cotton and wrapped in a blanket of cotton.

It is according to Islamic burial before sundown on the day of death. Carrying the body first to the mosque to pray on prayer. Bystanders joins to the funeral on their way to the mosque. After prayers, carrying the body to the cemetery where buried in a hole sideways inside the tomb and face the Qiblah (Makkah), then filled the grave until it rises the dirt a few centimeters above ground level. Then put two witnesses on the grave a readmit from the mud without a name, but to indicate the Tomb to guard against the judge.

The family of the deceased receives a Mourner’s House for three days after the burial. According to Islamic rules, traditionally the woman who lost her husband of four months and ten days to ascertain whether or not pregnancy, this period is called “Toolbox”. Prevent women from consideration or to meet or talk to non-mahrams adult males, as well as of dress-up. Upon expiry of the kit wash women at sea and are then free to remarry.

Customs and traditions are continued for the funeral and funeral home quick and simple as in the past. The difference is that the process of washing the dead and praying over him in the cemetery. But, as in the past, relatives at home for three days to accept condolences, traditionally the woman who lost her husband in the past, also for four months and ten days to make sure the pregnancy or not.