British Council Classroom Connecting (BCCC)Traditional Wedding & Modern Wedding(CHINESE CULTURE) Done by GOH AI HIE, SMK KAMPUNG NANGKA, SIBU SARAWAK.
Introduction Ever since ancient times, there has been a saying that the three most delightful moments in one's life come with success in the imperial examination, marriage and the birth of a son. From the Qin (221 BC – 206 BC) to Qing (1644 – 1911) Dynasties, the feudal system dominated over two thousands years.
In feudal society, a marriage would be decided not by a young couple's love, but by their parents' desires. Only after a matchmaker's introduction and when parents considered the two family conditions were similar and could be matched, would the marriage procedures go forward.
Steps to Get Married Three Letters and Six Etiquettes Proposing Birthday Matching Presenting Betrothal Gifts Presenting Wedding Gifts Selecting the Wedding Date Wedding Ceremony Nowadays some of them still follow these principle as usual since their ancestors.
KINDS OF MARRIAGE Marriage can be arranged by the parents or relatives, the other is a marriage based on one's own willingness and choice. Arranged marriage is no longer widely accepted. Liberal marriage is more practical because it allows a person the freedom to choose his or her own spouse. Parents usually abide by their children' choices.
MODERN steps of preparation 1. Information gathering 2. Negotiation. 3. Engagement 4. Wedding Dowry 5. Wedding Most couples nowadays will only get married without engagement just to save their money.
CEREMONY They would start to decorate their houses same goes to couples nowadays especially with the words “xi” 喜喜。 People would have their marriage ceremony based on their believes or religious. Some of them believe that time is important to them as it brings luck to couple so that they will be blessed till eternity.
Gold Golden necklaces / Golden earrings / Golden rings are a must to all of Chinese society. They represent status / or position of a men in a society or a family.
Once the bride can only gone back to her own home (娘家）on the third day with husband’s permission. Husband needed to get ready the gifts as below: a BBQ piggy.
Two bottles of drinks. Two kilograms of pork meat.