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This Kesherah is put at the groom’s feet by the Cahenet, at which point he pulls it up from the boy’s feet all the way up to his head and then proceeds to tie it around his forehead.

By the closing of the wedding ceremony, the newlywed bride stays in her new home while all her family leaves.
The Amhara marriage is negotiated by both families with a ceremony attended by a priest sealing the deal. Divorces are allowed but must be thoroughly negotiated.
Temporary marriages are also a unique aspect of some Amhara traditions, it is an oral contract before witnesses, in which the woman is paid maid wages and is not eligible for inheritance, while her children are legally recognized and qualified for inheritance.

These marriages are often arranged with the virginity of the bride being of the utmost importance.
Incest is forbidden with the families researching their past as far back as 5 generations to ensure no blood ties.

Both families take part in the preparation of the feast for the wedding, with the ceremony containing the following aspects: dances and music, dowry given to groom from brides parents in the form of money or cattle, honeymoon lasting from 1 week to 3 months depending on the wealth of the newlyweds, bride not allowed to leave home during day while on her honeymoon and only allowed to leave at night with brides woman, all celebrations after the wedding are held at the groom’s home, and after the honeymoon the newlyweds stay at brides home accompanied by the groom’s best man.

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