Every year, Egyptian families celebrate the Prophet’s birthday, by buying different types of sweets that are made in this season from Sesame, Basima, Malban with its different flavors and colors, Nougat, Hummus and other forms of sweets that Egyptians used to eat and manufacture every year. Families are also keen to buy the birthday bride for the girl and the horse for the boy. .
The birth bride industry has developed a lot, as it was made of sugar and decorated with colored paper, from which her crown and dress were made, with her features drawn with a color pen. Made of plastic and wearing a tulle dress that resembles a wedding dress, and a horse made of fur was also shown in the market, with a knight made of plastic.
By searching for the historical origin of the Mawlid bride, we discover that there are many different narrations, such as the one that dates back to the Fatimid era, where it was said that the Fatimid Caliph used to go out on the Prophet’s birthday in a procession, and it was customary for the Caliph’s office of sweets to prepare large quantities of sweets, which were distributed to the people and soldiers In this era, the Diwan invented candy bars in the form of a bride and a horse, which were distributed to children.
It is also said that the Fatimid rulers were encouraging the people to marry on the Prophet’s birthday, and weddings were held during this period, and decorations were hung and that the people invented sweets in the form of a bride decorated with colored leaves and a groom riding a horse, and the groom’s people would give the sweet bride to their son’s wife.
Plastic Birth Bride
It is also said that the bride-to-be appeared in the era of Al-Hakim by the command of God, who once went out in a procession with his wife, who was wearing a white dress, on the day of the Prophet’s birthday. That is why the candy makers made sweets in the form of the ruler and his wife, who are the birthday bride and the knight.
The plastic bride in the nineties
For hundreds of years, Egyptians have been keen on making a birthday bride from sugar, and it was given as a gift to children and adults and they ate from it as much as possible and then ended up in the garbage. Continue to manufacture the bride from sugar.
And we see the bride of the birth in innovative shapes and ideas, like Ramadan lanterns, issuing music and dancing, and some of them appeared with an Indian look, even though it is an authentic oriental idea.
The Mawlid bride in the form of an Upper Egyptian
Newborn bride with an Indian look
Wood bride in the 2000s
In recent years, there has been another development for the birthday bride, and she has become made of wood to be a gift and memory that can be kept for long years, and made in varying sizes between the medal and the decorative piece that can decorate the house with.
lampshades of the newly born bride