Men command deference from women and are served by them in the home.
Children are often included in adult company, and small ones may be passed from one to another: they receive kisses, are asked to speak, and often are held out to face the rest of the company.
In some weddings, a procession circles the bride, who carries a staff.
Dancing and singing are as important as tables bending under the weight of the food.
After it is established that the bride is a virgin, guests don red armbands.
(In some weddings the sheet is shown.) Guests offer gifts of money to the couple, placing the bills in a carved-out loaf of bread or announcing the amount with words such as, "from me a little, from God much more." Marriages are customarily arranged by the parents, with the matchmaking usually initiated by the parents of the groom. Unmarried young men and women are not allowed to socialize alone together, as great value is placed on female chastity. Young marrieds live with the parents of the husband.