Women and a child during a wedding in Zimbabwe
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Marriage taboo: Why Zimbabwean won't wed in November

Every society has its own traditions and superstitions, and in Zimbabwe getting married in the month of November is a taboo.

The belief goes back many, many years, with a fear that a November wedding will bring bad luck.

"November weddings are a big no-no... I would have had a November wedding but I think my parents would have a problem with a November wedding. My parents would have had a heart attack. My grandparents would not have attended," a bride in Harare, Tinashe, told the BBC.

Our correspondent Steve Vickers sent this report to the BBC's Network Africa programme.

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  • 26 Oct 2011