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25,000 wedding guests

July 29th, 2005 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

112 couples have tied the knot at a mass marriage in the Damascus suburb of Qaboon.

The Christian and Muslim couples were wedded by multi-faith leaders at a cost of $29,000. The money was donated by charities to help poor couples get married.

Weddings in Syria can often cost up to $20,000 each and so mass weddings have developed as a way to help out the poorest members of society.

The couples were offered electrical goods and household items as wedding gifts.

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  • 1 Anonymous // Jul 29, 2005 at 6.24 pm

    are these people going to find places to live ( affordable housing) or they will live with their parents.?.naim/usa

  • 2 Oscar // Jul 29, 2005 at 11.51 pm

    That’s strange… multiple weddings? Sounds like a good reality show plot. lol

    –Oscar

  • 3 Oscar // Jul 30, 2005 at 6.35 am

    Update:
    Hamas gets 60,000 to attend wedding:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4727291.stm

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