Wedding Sokkie
Photo Credit: Screenshots from video

A video captured by an Australian witnessing her first ‘wedding sokkie’ has gone viral, leaving many non-locals very curious, and many expats homesick:


Global (19 April 2024) — As South Africans, it’s easy to forget that the everyday things we’re used to (from the words we say to the way we move) can come as great surprises to the rest of the world. This was the case for Australian Lisa Vuong, who recently attended her first South African wedding and, subsequently, her first ‘wedding sokkie’.

The wedding sokkie, as many locals know, is not for those without stamina. Usually unleashed on the dance floor after the vows have been said and dinner has been served, this flavour of sokkie can go on for hours. Choosing not to participate, is rarely an option, and Kurt Darren’s ‘Kaptein’ will almost always feature on the decks.

Lisa captured the unique experience for her on TikTok, sharing that she had never seen the dance before.

“Everyone and I mean EVERYONE was dancing for hours like this! So cute,” she added.

The wedding sokkie video soon started to spread across the world, before it snowballed into viral status at just under 400,000 views!

Many non-South Africans showcased a lot of curiosity and compliments, while South Africans abroad shared their homesick sentiments.

Watch: A Viral Wedding Sokkie Session

@lisa.vuong The iconic sokkie 🕺🏼💃🏻 i was seriously impressed #sokkie #southafrica #wedding #culturalwedding #capetown #joburg #afrikaans #easterncape ♬ original sound – LISA

What’s your favourite dance to do at a wedding? Let us know in the comments!

Sources: TikTok
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