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  • Come on girls , follow me !
    Come on girls , follow me !
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  • For you bride !
    For you bride !
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    10. Armenian wedding in Rostov... Crying dhol

    by vodolaz Updated Jul 20, 2005

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    Cry my dhol , cry bride !

    And now , dear Sirs and Madams , let me introduce you this man. There were three musicians on the first part of wedding - duduk ( an armenian flute ) , accordion and him - he was a drummer ... Armenian drum called `dhol` , so he was `Dholchi`. When they took the bride away from her house , the musicians started to play some compassionate melody , and I for the first time heard how the drum can cry ... really cry !
    He is the real master . When we came to restaurant on a second day of wedding he told us that yesterday after our celebration he went another wedding to his friend and showed us his palms... They were complete corn... His common joke is that according to his work from wedding to wedding he was only four times at home , so he has only four childs now.
    His name is Armenak Abramyan .

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    18. Armenian wedding in Rostov . Khochari dance

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    Come on girls , follow me !

    This is the Armenian dance , calling Khochari , it reminds me Greek Khasapiko .
    But in Khochari one man with a shawl in his hand must lead the women ( just like on pic ) or men... What Dholchi made at that time ! Wish you were here !

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    1. Armenian wedding in Rostov . Kavor`.

    by vodolaz Updated Jul 16, 2005

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    Well, Armenian wedding , you know - it is something special ...
    When me and my wife came to Rostov and her brother the fiance met us , we asked - ` Hey , Akop jan , how many people are you waiting on your wedding ? ` - He answered - ` We invited 350 persons , but I am afraid that approximately 10 will be busy to visit us !`
    Had the spree two days ( a little to the Armenian measures ). There was everybody there - a half of population of Rostov city , lovely nephews , uncles of cousins , sons- in-law of the brothers-in-law , american grandma etc , but it was very merry !
    OK , about procession. If you are Armenian and you want to get a big wedding , you must at first find a Kavor`. This is the man like a godfather of the Orthodox , just on the wedding - he takes an active part of wedding organization and care about new family at the future.
    On the pic the Kavor` is the man on the right side from fiance with yellow tie...

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    19. Armenian wedding in Rostov . Dholchi solo

    by vodolaz Updated Jul 17, 2005

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    Come on , Dholchi , come on !

    Armenak is the real profi ! Hi makes his dhol not only crying , but laughing too...
    Close to him is the brother of famous champion fighter Samurgashev

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    16. Armenian wedding in Rostov . Free the doves

    by vodolaz Written Jul 16, 2005

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    Fly away birds , be free !

    I think that every man feels something special when he agrees to take care about someone else , so it brings some slackness and is symbolic to set free the doves after ceremony !

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    11.Armenian wedding . Bride in the fiance`s house

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    After taking away from her house , she is now in the fiance`s house , waiting for a wedding ceremony.

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    8. Armenian wedding . Inside house of bride

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    Proposing a toast to the new family

    And now the bride appearances ! All the guests congratulation with her choise to make own new family...

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    6.Armenian wedding in Rostov . Bride`s preparation

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    Get ready , girl !

    And when they are in , the guests eating and drinking on the yard , and are waiting for a bride`s appearance.

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    4. Armenian wedding .Dancing on the streets

    by vodolaz Written Jul 16, 2005

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    Before they go bride`s home with Kavor` , they dance on the street close to fiance`s house with the gifts to the bride , and all the neighbours see it . Nice to see !

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    2. Armenian wedding in Rostov . Taking Kavor`

    by vodolaz Updated Jul 16, 2005

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    Dancing for Kavor`

    At first of all the fiance had to take Kavor` away from his house and bring him his own home. Then some invited guests gather there to prepare to go bride`s home.
    Dancing and singing always ...

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