“I Host Weddings In November”: TEO Events Spark Debate
Wedding organisers TEO Events have sparked debate on social media after they took to their Facebook page and asked why November is regarded as a sacred month where lobola negotiations or weddings are not supposed to be held according to the Shona culture.
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TEO Events wrote:
Ko sei November kuchinzi hakuchatwi Kana kuroorwa nyaya yacho iripapi chaipo chaipo, chii chinoitika?
The question led to social media users airing their views on the subject with some saying weddings or lobola negotiations in November do not affect anything.
Below are some of the comments on Facebook.
According to our traditional Nov I mwedzi usinga itwe any function. lyk kurova makuva ,kuchata n nezvimwe zvakawanda others vanoti ukachata nov marriage yenyu haigare nguva refu bt it is wrng lot of pple vakachats nov they a livin e happy marriage as fr me nov i month yakangofanana nemamwe mamonth dai kwaive kuri kuronga kwari dai vanhu vakazvarwa nov vasina kuzvarwa tht shows kuti thre s no differ btwn nov n othr months.
Lucia Gengezha Timburwa:
It depends with your beliefs my parents married in November it’s their 49th anniversary this yr.
November ndiyo nguva yekugadzirira kurima so kare everyone will be busy saka waisagona kuita hurongwa hunokanganisa vanhu kurima saka kwangakusina ungano dzinoitwa nekuti hakuna aiwuya, otherwise hapana chinoyera apa, since now most of us tavekurima muma supermarkets hapana dambudziko
Petronella Sibusiso Mpofu:
We are Ndebele’s and we get married January to December and nothing happens.
I’m thinking vanhu wanted to start prepping the fields and weddings were a distraction