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Bou Bhat

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Bou bhat (Bengali: বউ ভাত or "bride feast" in English) or walima (Bengali: ওয়ালিমা) among Muslims is a post wedding ritual held usually one or two days after a wedding. This party is hosted by the groom's father. After the party, the bride and groom go to the bride's family's house for two nights. On the second day, the groom's family is invited to the bride's house for a meal, and they leave with the bride and groom. This meal is called firani or araiya. Shopping is done by the groom for this meal.

In a Bou bhat ceremony, bride wears a traditional shari given either by her father or in-laws while the groom wears a suit given to him by his in-laws.

The rituals vary from one place to another. In some places, the bride has her first meal in the home of her in-laws during this ceremony. Until bou bhat, her meals usually arrive from a neighbour's house. While in some parts, like in eastern Comilla, firani is held after eight days, called "At naiyor".


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