Wedding Traditions in Libya

by K M

Wedding Traditions in Libya

Desert, desert, desert, Libya is swallowed up by the Sahara. An unusual combination of Greek and Roman ruins with loads of oil money nixed in creates a unique climate. The Libyan people are known for their kindness and hospitality, and Libyan weddings maintain unique customs and traditions.

Wedding Traditions in Libya

Wedding Traditions in Libya

Pre-Wedding Traditions

The signing of the wedding contract takes place in the bride’s home. Reception and festivities may take place on another day entirely.



The ceremony is usually Islamic, officiated by an imam. The bride’s body must be covered and her face veiled.


Reception Rituals

Newlyweds eat their wedding meal in seclusion from their guests.


Starting Your Lives Together

The bride is showered with rice and candy as she is escorted to her new home.


Tips and Ideas for Incorporating Traditions Into Your Modern-Day Wedding

  • Candy anyone? While it’s best to ditch the rice-tossing tradition, we’re all for the sweet custom of candy being tossed!
  • You may not be able to get away the night of your wedding for a secluded meal as husband and wife, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have breakfast!

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