Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony          Beverly Yang      Thursday, February 19
“Double Happiness”
Cha 4
Tea
Homophones• Seed = child• Lotus = year• Date = early
Offering Side• Traditions have been altered• Seating Arrangements  – Groom on right hand side, bride on left hand side  – ...
Receiving Side• Lucky envelopes  – “Lai See”  – Money or gold• Jewelry• Words of advice or wishes
Videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?        v=ZZWa6BXMzps
Serving Tea to Bride’s Grandmother                                       Kneel                                     “Helper”
Hair Ritual                    “Lucky Woman”              Offerings to ancestors
Formal Address                       Notice jewelry                 Formal address aunts
Serving tea to Great Grandmother                             Serve tea with both hands                                    ...
A lot of blingAt the end of the day, her hands and neck were so heavy
Thank you! Questions?
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Chinese wedding tea ceremony

  1. 1. Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony Beverly Yang Thursday, February 19
  2. 2. “Double Happiness”
  3. 3. Cha 4
  4. 4. Tea
  5. 5. Homophones• Seed = child• Lotus = year• Date = early
  6. 6. Offering Side• Traditions have been altered• Seating Arrangements – Groom on right hand side, bride on left hand side – Newlyweds kneel – People being served on chairs• Serving – Use both hands – In order of age• Lucky woman
  7. 7. Receiving Side• Lucky envelopes – “Lai See” – Money or gold• Jewelry• Words of advice or wishes
  8. 8. Videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch? v=ZZWa6BXMzps
  9. 9. Serving Tea to Bride’s Grandmother Kneel “Helper”
  10. 10. Hair Ritual “Lucky Woman” Offerings to ancestors
  11. 11. Formal Address Notice jewelry Formal address aunts
  12. 12. Serving tea to Great Grandmother Serve tea with both hands Kneel Eldest first
  13. 13. A lot of blingAt the end of the day, her hands and neck were so heavy
  14. 14. Thank you! Questions?

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