According to local sources, the seventh round of mass marriages in Herat was staged on Thursday (July 6) in the city of Herat by a number of businesses and charities.
One of the organisers of this ceremony informed VOC News that, in addition to the wedding ceremony, a small amount of dowry is considered for these couples.
For each couple, he said, between 20,000 and 30,000 Afghanis had been spent.
Many young people have always emigrated to other countries in order to pay for their wedding expenses because of the expensive costs of marriage and the unsavoury customs and traditions.
Therefore, according to a lot of people and cultural experts, institutionalising the holding of such widespread, inexpensive events is necessary.
When the Taliban came to power and unemployment and poverty peaked, many welcomed such ceremonies.