Thai Wedding Ceremony

Thai Wedding Ceremony

Last month, I had the opportunity to participate in a wedding ceremony in the north east of Thailand. In fact, I had to tell frankly that I did not care much about that wedding, I just wanted to travel. Surprisingly, the story of that wedding ceremony is still in my memory until today. It was not like the normal wedding I have seen in my hometown or in television.  Hence, I would like to share the traditional wedding ceremony in the north-eastern part to my friends who might not experience. To begin with the first step which we call ‘Om’, the man and his family have to ask for permission from the woman’s parents by preparing a bowl, fresh betel, and three coins and then bringing some of his important people to the woman’s house. This important meeting they will talk about the dowry money officially. Second, after getting the permission from woman’s parents, the groom has to prepare parade or ‘Hare Kun Mak’ in Thai. This period is my most appreciate moments.  Everybody will dance along the parade. The parade goes for a long path and ends at the bride’s house.   When the groom’s parade arrives in front of the bride’s house, parents of the bride will invite the groom into their house and count the dowry money or we call ‘SinSod’ in Thai. Sinsod covers all the money with rice, beans, and sesame and other stuffs depending on the groom. Finally, the couple will give the Thai traditional fabric to their parents. Then it is time for the guests in the ceremony to congratulate to a new couple and teach the moral about the marriage life to them. After that the couple  will be sent to the room. We call this step ‘Khao Hoh’. Then the wedding ceremony is complete. In my opinion, it is a beautiful and memorable ceremony that worths to keep for the next generation.

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