The Yemeni capital Sana’a has witnessed a mass wedding celebration for a total of 7,200 grooms and brides on Thursday afternoon.
The wedding was organized at Sabaeen Square, under the auspices of the General Authority of Zakat in the National Salvation Government, to make it easier for young people to start families despite the deteriorating economic conditions experienced in the country.
During the celebration ceremony, the Leader of the Revolution, Sayyid Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi congratulated the grooms and brides on the occasion of their marriage, wishing them a happy life.
“The celebration represents a strong message to the world that the Yemeni people are distinguished in all fields, and shows their faith identity as well as on the battlefield in confronting the enemies’ tyrant and arrogant ones,” he said .
Sayyid Abdul-Malik al-Houthi praised the great role of the Zakat Authority and its staff for their keenness to carry out their responsibilities with all due diligence and sense of responsibility.
He called on Yemeni society to “be charitable, take care of poor families, facilitate marriage and help all those in need.”
“The state of compassion and solidarity should be permanent on the largest scale, especially with the high jump of prices, including wheat at the global level. The Yemeni people are the most affected by the blockade imposed by the enemies. The more we are suffering, the more solidarity and compassion we show in the face of the conspiracies of enemies,” he explained.
The wedding was attended by thousands of relatives and friends of the pairs, in addition to a remarkable official attendance.
Yemeni people have their own ways to celebrate marriage according to their traditional and customs.
The grooms are traditionally dressed in traditional flowing robes with scarves wrapped around their heads, and carrying long golden-coloured swords.
The festivities included several traditional dances performed by popular groups belonging to the Ministry of Culture.