Five interesting customs only people from Djibouti understand

Ama Nunoo August 09, 2020
Djibouti traditional ceremony, mostly reserved for national ...
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Marriage principles

Marriage is sacred for Djiboutians because Islam holds it in high esteem, and it is an essential and pivotal rite for the people as it helps build their society. The people here tend to marry rather young as it is deemed a great feat for the bride and her family so the weddings are always big celebrations that could level up to that of a festival.

Also, since Islam permits polygamy, it is also very common for Somali Muslims in Djibouti to marry as many as four women if they can take care of them.

However, the Afar people are monogamous and in many remote areas of Djibouti, some of the girls marry the moment they reach puberty.

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