Simchat Chatan V’Kallah

A Jewish wedding reception may range from a sit down dinner with music and dancing to a carnival like atmosphere. At Orthodox Jewish weddings it is considered a mitzvah (good deed) to entertain the bride and groom. Some guests may wear costumes, shake tambourines, do acrobatics, and even set their hats on fire to entertain the couple. Much of the dancing is done in large circles – otherwise known as “Simcha Dancing.”

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