The Embassy welcomed the celebration by Mrs. Le Chargé d’affaires a.i Rafaramalala ép. Ratsimba Florence Isabelle of civil marriages at the Embassy, attesting to the youthfulness of the Malagasy population, the dynamism and the strong tradition anchored in the foundation of a family. The young couple marked their eternal commitment, following the Malagasy culture “toy ny lamban’ ankoho ka faty no isarahana” (the marriage must last a lifetime, like the feathers of a chicken, it only comes off when it dies), by signing the civil register, with the witnesses. A reception was then held for guests and Embassy staff, reflecting the generosity, talent and professionalizing training. Sponsors accompanied the delegation, once again sign of the good health of relations between Malagasy and Germans. The content of the celebration, reflecting the Malagasy culture on marriage, was translated to them as they went along.
The whole process was completed by the tsodrano of the Chargée d’affaires a.i: “Mahareta amim-pitiavana hatramin’ ny farany”. Free translation: “Long live and full of love to the family that has just been founded”.