My Big Fat Uyghur Wedding

The Far West China blog has published a series of posts giving an in-depth look at a Uighur wedding ceremony. From the introduction:

This week will be dedicated to an incredible tradition known as the Uyghur wedding. I’ve had the privilege of attending many in Xinjiang over the past few years and I have already written about my experiences taking part in a Chinese Wedding.

A Uyghur bride and groom walk to their weddingBut much has already been written about Chinese weddings.  Too much, probably.  However, if you begin searching Google for information about a modern Uyghur wedding you won’t find any decent material in English.  I hope to change that.

Several of the posts include videos, including this one of the wedding parade:

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