In vietnamese wedding tradition, the day of the wedding is considered the start of a new book in a woman’s living and is marked by countless symbolic ceremonies. Some of them are based on historical views and others are influenced by Confucian and Buddhist ideologies.

For instance, before the festival, the couple’s relatives may visit the bride’s kids and beg for their permission to take the female away. The couple’s representatives will take gifts in special boxes adorned with red linen dating a vietnamese man: betel leaves and areca forearm grapes, cakes and jewels for the bride, as well as a fried piglets to depict good fortune for the couple.

Conventionally, pre- arranged couples in Vietnam were common as they allowed individuals to swimming resources and protect their assets. Nowadays, this practice is n’t as widespread, however, arranged relationships still play an important role in Vietnamese world. On the day of the wedding, the newlyweds will wear their ao dai ( traditional dresses for women ) and suits for men. They will also use matching jewelry and a blossom queen.

The most important event of the day is the Teas and Candle Ceremony, which is both a proper meet between two people as well as a way to honor the newlyweds’ seniors and ancestors. The newlyweds will serve Green Tea or Chrysanthemum Tea to their guests, starting with the oldest members of the family. They will then receive money and jewelry from the guests as a way to show their appreciation. The ceremony ends with the lighting of a Dragon and Phoenix candle to officially symbolise the fusion of families.

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