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Video: 'Penguin Dance' Snowballs Into Family Fight at Wedding
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, January 26, 2014

Posted on 01/26/2014 10:39:47 AM PST by nickcarraway

Bride’s family protests dance by groom’s relatives during wedding

A wedding in Saudi Arabia quickly snowballed into a scuffle between the families of the groom and his bride after relatives and friends of the groom infuriated their opponents by performing the famous ‘penguin dance’, a newspaper said on Sunday.

Relatives and guests began to pour into the massive wedding hall in the eastern Saudi town of Dammam when a heated argument erupted before it led to a scuffle between the relatives of the groom and his bride.

Friends and other guests intervened and managed to end the fight that threatened to disrupt the wedding and prevent the marriage of the couple, Sabq daily said.

“The fight began when relatives of the groom started to perform the penguin dance.

“The bride’s family protested against the dance on the grounds it is alien to Saudi traditions and demanded them to stop,” it said.

The Penguin dance has swept into conservative Saudi Arabia since a YouTube film showing the dance at a wedding in Albania invaded many countries last year.

Some believe the dance had originated in Finland while others say it is a Romanian dance.

The Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV channel recently broadcast a programme showing that dance had become widespread among Saudi men. It ran a YouTube film showing a group of Saudi men performing the dance in their traditional dishdasha and head cover.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: albania; bunnyhop; dammam; dance; finland; jenkka; penguin; penguindance; romania; saudiarabia; wedding

1 posted on 01/26/2014 10:39:47 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

They cant do the Hokey Pokey without a fight. Sounds like a Irish wedding.


2 posted on 01/26/2014 10:41:53 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Yorlik803

How did the arabs have a wedding without the US bombing it?


3 posted on 01/26/2014 10:44:04 AM PST by mindburglar (Karl Rove will call Ted Cruz a "white hispanic".)
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To: nickcarraway

A. There is no fight in the video.
B. That’s the Bunny Hop.


4 posted on 01/26/2014 10:44:35 AM PST by firebrand
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To: nickcarraway
I dunno - looks like the "Bunny Hop" to me.

Penguin Dance

5 posted on 01/26/2014 10:45:45 AM PST by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: eCSMaster

It seems so strange watching grown men, Muslim men, in a Conga line doing the bunny hop.


6 posted on 01/26/2014 10:56:20 AM PST by marsh2
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To: mindburglar

LOL!


7 posted on 01/26/2014 11:00:01 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: nickcarraway

Clearly there are not many penguins in Saudi Arabia — and even fewer at weddings.


8 posted on 01/26/2014 11:03:20 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: nickcarraway

How do you separate the men from the boys at a Saudi wedding?
With a crowbar.


9 posted on 01/26/2014 11:04:21 AM PST by dainbramaged (Windage and elevation, Mrs. Langdon; windage and elevation.)
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To: Yorlik803

Anything like that god-forsaken Chicken Dance?


10 posted on 01/26/2014 11:04:22 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: mindburglar
How did the arabs have a wedding without the US bombing it?

Bomb Magnet wasn't invited?

11 posted on 01/26/2014 11:05:54 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

That clears a dancefloor faster than a tear gas grenade.


12 posted on 01/26/2014 11:08:13 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: nickcarraway

13 posted on 01/26/2014 11:08:53 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: firebrand

What happens when they discover the Numa Numa song? or Gangnam Style?


14 posted on 01/26/2014 11:12:43 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Or YMCA.


15 posted on 01/26/2014 11:13:19 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Yorlik803
They cant do the Hokey Pokey without a fight.

More like the Bunny Hop!

16 posted on 01/26/2014 11:14:34 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: GeronL
Mayhem ensues

Two shot dead during Gangnam Style wedding dance in Yemen

17 posted on 01/26/2014 11:16:19 AM PST by csvset
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To: dfwgator

lol

or God-forbid “Boot scoot boogie”


18 posted on 01/26/2014 11:16:49 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: csvset

now we know...


19 posted on 01/26/2014 11:17:34 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: nickcarraway

As a musician who has “done weddings” for over 30 years, I can safely say that, if the “Penguin Dance’ is anything like “The Chicken Dance”, I don’t blame the bride’s family for rioting.


20 posted on 01/26/2014 11:33:58 AM PST by left that other site
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To: nickcarraway

Just watched the video...

It’s the “Bunny Hop” with tablecloths on their heads instead of pancakes.


21 posted on 01/26/2014 11:37:18 AM PST by left that other site
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To: nickcarraway

I was working in Asia once and saw several tourist ships cruise by.

But one was a muslims tour boat and there was this weird screeching music coming from it. There was about 20 women covered head to toe in black burkas sitting on one side, and about 20 men in bright silk clothing dancing what looked some bizzare country line dance only with a lot of twirling and waving of swords overhead... It felt to me like a movie of a dance scene from hell.

It was freaky as all heck, and everyone watching it go by was silent and it took a while for the normal restaurant conversation to continue (in very hushed tones)

There is some very freaky stuff going on...


22 posted on 01/26/2014 11:42:37 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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23 posted on 01/26/2014 11:54:54 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: eCSMaster

Thanks for that informative video. All muslims should watch it before commencing the bunny dance, so they will understand the importance of securing their urinal ring so it won’t fall off their head.


24 posted on 01/26/2014 12:58:38 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: dfwgator

re your photo ... I think I’m beginning to understand the burka.


25 posted on 01/26/2014 3:11:19 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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