Wednesday, 27 June 2007

More on weddings...

Still on the subject of wedding traditions, the Chinese have some interesting rituals. Mooiness explains it so well here in his cousin's wedding in Malaysia.

The Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony is an important ceremony for all Chinese newlyweds. On the wedding day, the bride serves tea (holding the teacup with both hands) to her parents at home before the groom arrives. She does this out of respect and to thank her parents for raising her. After the wedding ceremony, the newlyweds serve tea to their elders. In return, the newlyweds receive lucky red envelops stuffed with money or jewelry.

1 comment:

mooiness said...

Yours is a bit more accurate. I am merely describing what happened at the weddings that I went to. :)