Celebrations: customs and humility

Dedicated to my husband and son, Zecharia and Benyamin David

 
Name of speaker: 
Naʿama David
Gender of speaker: 
Female
Occupation of speaker: 
Agriculture
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
87
Year of immigration: 
1950
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Language: 
Judeo-Arabic
Conversation topics: 
Documentation: 
Yaʿel Wecsler and Naʿama Ratsaby
Year of recording: 
2019
Hebrew translator: 
Naʿama Ratsaby (assisted by Yaʿel Wecsler)

Translation: 

During a celebration, the men and women celebrate separately. There were some women who would give the groom a ḥenna, but without men. Only the women and the groom. Then the groom would go to the men. The bride was given a ḥenna with just women. The ḥenna – songs and dances in Arabic. The men dance and sing, but the women have it more joyful. They were kneading the ḥenna, and drum.