This is the third, and last blog on marriages during the dry season here in Burundi. The most elaborate – and therefore costly weddings occur during this season. Enjoy!
Weddings for the wealthy (or aspiring wealthy) here in Burundi can be extremely elaborate. If at all possible, the family will rent space at a hotel where entertainment, drinks and food will be provided for upwards of 400 guests. If that is not possible, the family will arrange the fête at a less expensive locale but may pay an upmarket hotel for having photos taken in their grounds. These grand events have multiplied now that the war is over.
The following weddings took place at the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika, a favorite locale for weddings, engagements, and other celebrations.
A stroll by Lake Tanganyika with traditional drummers – de rigueur if the family can afford it!
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