Monday, April 02, 2007

Khmer Wedding

Wedding is the greatest event of Khmer lives. It can take two days or haft a day. The event is organized at bride's house/family. In each wedding's day many processes are flowingly organized. Firstly, in the evening of the first day, in Khmer said thngaj col rong, they invited Buddhist monks to pray the sermon for their bride and groom. Then in the morning of the next day the process of marching of groom is started, usually at 7 am. The march is started from groom's house to the bride's. A lot of things are in this offer, such as fruit, cake and other kind of food are held by participants in the march. On the arrival of the groom, the bride held in hand by a legally married woman and accompanied by two or three bridesmaid, come to greet her groom. Then the stage of reviewing of offers, rop phlae cheu, is started. Traditionally, the offer must be with 32 kinds of important fruit, which carried or held by participants in the march. After this stage many traditional stages organized, such as Hair cut (Kat sok), Kat khan Sla, Corng daj, Taong Sbaj, etc. The wedding ceremony is always finished by serving lunch of dinner to their honor guesses, or in some wedding parties after serving food, a few are continued, according to the parties organizer.

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