Have you ever been to aTurkish wedding? If not,you may be invited to aKina Gecesi some time.Kina Gecesi is hennanight before thewedding day when allthe female get togetherand make the bride crybecause she is leavingher mum’s house.
Traditionally Kina Gecesi starts at girl’s house one or two days before the wedding. Usually friends and relatives are invited. A flag is hanged and this shows that the wedding has started. The guests are offered dried fruit and juices and they sing and dance altogether.
The bride dressed in a nice evening gown wears a bindallı (a long velvet gown) and her head is covered with a red cloth before they henna her hands. The henna is mixed on a tray with candles. A young lady with the henna tray, the bride and the girls holding candels walk around the chair in the middle of the room by singing and dancing.
Then a beautiful tray of henna is mixed decorated with flowers and candles.young girls are given a candle. After the return of young girls around the bride.
The bride sits on the chair and other women sing Then sad songs to make the bride cry because she is leaving home. They put henna into bride’s palm and then the henna is offered to the guests. After the henna they keep singing and dancing.
The most common folk song at henna night is as follows: Yüksek yüksek tepelere ev kurmasınlar Asrı asrı memlekete kız vermesinler Annesinin bir tanesini hor görmesinler Ucanda kuşlara malum olsun Ben annemi özledim Hem annemi hem babamı Ben koyumu özledim Babamın bir ati olsa binse de gelse Annemin yelkeni olsa açsa da gelse Kardeşlerim yollarımı bilse de gelse Ucanda kuşlara malum olsun Ben annemi özledim Hem annemi hem babamı Ben koyumu özledim Ucanda kuşlara malum olsun Ben annemi özledim Hem annemi hem babamı Ben koyumu özledim
Henna nights Bindallı indispensable, can not ever , can not be worn, had become innaccesible.Infact, an ingenious produck Bindallı months of the study was a patient and carefull. The clothes that are still rarely found. However,the fact that only inaccesible for several months coused the price of clothing even the cost of labor.So it henna night pajama suits, formal wear and even bridal bright even had become used to, Thus there is a cultural asset is going to museums and would remain between the pages of dusty books.