Philippine customs for weddings

From pre-colonial indigenous festivals to Catholic, Chinese, and Muslim cultures, Philippine wedding customs are a lovely fusion of native and foreign influences. However, despite having different cultural backgrounds, love and commitment is a common theme in Filipino wedding rites.

A standard Filipino wedding, such as the pamanhikan, in which the groom’s family pays the bride a visit to fully ask for her hand in marriage, was an extravaganza of folk rituals longer before Spain colonized the Philippines. A babaylan would bless the couples on the first day while holding their joined fingertips over a dish of rice. The couple next went back to their orchard and enjoyed a delicious meal there until the next moment.

The majority of people in the Philippines still adhere to pamanhikan customs today, but they do so with a more contemporary flair. To the babaylan’s home, the bride and groom perhaps become led on individual festivities while frequently toting meals or flower presents. The couple did then kiss and hug each other as the babaylan prays over the corn dish.

The brides will generally obtain a kalamay wash( a disk of thick wheat cakes) from their guests during the reception. The wheat serves as a reminder of their commitment to remain united throughout their marriage. Additionally, it serves as a way for them to express their gratitude for their assistance and participation in the marriage festivities.

The newlyweds will then dance during the money dance, also known as » the dollar dance. » The bride and groom’s friends and family gather in sherengas during this time to dance with them while having expenses pinned or taped to their attire. The sum of cash raised represents their blessings and well wishes for the brides

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