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Chinese Betrothal ceremony –  

The double happiness wording in Chinese – It can be seen everywhere at the wedding, as it symbolizes happiness and prosperity.

Hair Combing ritual – This tradition served as a sign that these young adults were now ready for marriage, transitioning from childhood into adulthood. This ceremony usually take place simultaneously for the couple at midnight on the eve of the wedding at their respective home that usually lasts not more than 5 minutes. The couple will be wearing a new set of sleepwear and bedroom slippers. The parents of the bride and groom will then begin the ceremony by combing through their hair four times while reciting this ancient litany of Chinese blessings. 

On the first combing – “May your marriage last for a lifetime.”

Second combing – “May you be blessed with a happy and harmonious marriage until old age.”

Third combing – “May you be blessed with an abundance of children and grandchildren.”

Fourth combing – “May you be blessed with longevity.”

At the end of the ceremony, Tang Yuan (glutinous rice balls) will be served for the couple, as a symbol of long lasting marriage whether in good times and in bad.

Picking the bride and gatecrashing games and ritual – Among all the wedding ceremonies, gatecrashing games are one of my favorite traditions as it is fun to have them on your wedding day. 

Tea serving ceremony– The tea serving ceremony is an old age tradition that represents the formal introduction of the couple to their respective families and demonstrates respect to their families. This is one of the quintessentials ceremonies for a traditional Chinese wedding. During the ceremony, the groom have to be on the right with the bride on the left side, both kneeling in front of the elders while they are sitting on the chairs. As a reciprocity, the elders will place their “Ang Paos” ( Red Packets) or jewellery on the tea tray. 

Chinese wedding chocolate and candy boxes

The traditional chinese wedding taboos 

Do not get married in the month of July, Ghost month  in the Lunar calendar.

“Heaty”-Term used by Asian Chinese that people from other parts of the world might not understand. 

Cooking using gas from tangki 

Traditional culture games: Congkak, Batu Seremban, Sepak takraw, Captain Ball, Tag, Getah, Ais, Pepsi Cola