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The Algerian wedding

The Algerian wedding

During my weekend I had such fun. Especially Saturday! I went to a wedding with my mum and we met all her friends. Usually I wouldn’t go with my mum but this was a Saturday and every Saturday I have Islamic school. So I did this to dodge it. When we arrived at the venue, it didn’t look like much at first. But when you clambered up the staircase there was a crimson carpet (more like red) and white roses at the front. I’m speechless. I can’ t say anymore. It’s too much. So everyone knows what happens at weddings, right? Well, this was an Algerian wedding so this is different. While I was playing with my friends that I knew, I met two girls called Sarah (the same name as me and same spelling) and I forgot what the other one was called. Sarah was funny and was absolutely weird. They were Algerian too just like me. Then the bride came and she took some photos and videos and she did this every four times she changed her dress. In the wedding we had coffee and biscuits. Then we had dinner which was Algerian soup and a small roll called bourek. Suddenly the bride and the groom came and they walked together taking photos as they went along. People were dancing even my mum. My mum had to help out in the kitchen so she kept peeking out of the kitchen door to see the bride and the groom. Finally they brought the cake and layed it in front of the bride and groom. After that they cut the cake together and fed it to each other as many Algerians would do on their wedding day. The last thing they did was put the ring on. The end. Not. They still had to dance (which disgusted me you don’t want to know) and they still had to say the prayer to the bride. Last but not least they gave cakes and sweets to everyone and then most people left. A very busy wedding, right? On the way home, when I was in my mum’s friend’s car, I almost fell asleep! When I got home I showed my dad the videos and then brushed my teeth and went to sleep. It was almost midnight when I returned home! As you can all see Saturday was a very busy day for me.

By : Sarah