In vietnamese wedding tradition, the day of the marriage is considered the end of a new chapter in a couple’s living and is marked by several symbolic ceremonies. Some of them are based on ancient beliefs and others are influenced by Confucian and Buddhist beliefs.

For instance, before the festival, the vicar’s family likely attend the bride’s relatives and ask for their permission to take the lady ahead. The vicar’s representatives will bring gifts in special boxes adorned with red material: tobacco leaves and areca hand fruit, cakes and jewels for the bride, as well as a baked piglets to symbolize good fortune for the couple.

Typically, pre- arranged relationships in Vietnam were common as they allowed individuals to swimming sources and protect their assets. Nowadays, this practice is n’t as widespread, however, arranged marriages also play an important role in Vietnamese community. On the day of the wedding, the newlyweds will wear their ao dai ( traditional dresses for women ) and suits for men. They will also utilize matching equipment and a rose queen.

The most important event of the day is the Drink and Candle Ceremony, which is both a proper meet between two people as well as a way to honor the lovers’ elders and ancestors. The newlyweds will serve Green Tea or Chrysanthemum Tea to their guests, starting with the oldest members of the family. They will then receive money and jewelry from the guests as a way to show their appreciation. The ceremony ends with the lighting of a Dragon and Phoenix candle to officially symbolise the fusion of families.