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UNIQUE

MALAY WEDDINGS

 

One of the best ways to understand traditional Malay culture is to participate in a Malay wedding, which is fascinating and stepped in age-old tradition. A Malay wedding begins with the akad nikah ceremony. The groom signs the marriage contract and agrees to provide the bride with a mas kahwin. After that, their hand are dyed with henna during the berinai besar ceremony.   The bride's hair is also trimmed or her eyebrows shaped by a beautician known as the mak andam. The next day, the groom is accompanied by friends, relatives, musicians and bunga manggar (palm blossom) carrier to the bride's house where they are usually greeted with the sprinkling of yellow rice (nasi kunyit) and scented water.   Sometimes, the pencak silat or the traditional Malay sword dance is performed. To add gaiety to the joyful affair, the groom and his party are required to overcome humorous obstacles before being allowed to go in. The bride's hair is also trimmed or her eyebrows shaped by a beautician known as the mak andam. The next day, the groom is accompanied by friends, relatives, musicians and bunga manggar (palm blossom) carrier to the bride's house where they are usually greeted with the sprinkling of yellow rice (nasi kunyit) and scented water.

 
 

Malay weddings are filled with much tradition, protocol and colour.

 

During the bersanding ceremony, the bridal couple will be seated on the dais and sprinkled with yellow rice and scented water by family members, relatives and guests as a sign of blessing. Each guest will receive a bunga telor, which means 'flower' and 'egg' - a symbol of a fertile union. After the bersanding ceremony, the wedded couple and their guests will attend a celebratory feast called the makan beradab.  This involves the bride and groom feeding each other sweetened rice. Thee celebrations are later concluded with poses for family photos. Filled with interesting rituals, the Malay wedding preparation and ceremony is sure to make for an eventful day if you actively participate in all aspects of it. A mock wedding can be arranged for you as part of your Homestay experience.

 
 
 

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