This evening I take a time to write here about Indonesian Marriage Tradition. When you always make a mistakes on they’re eyes and mind. Why? You should know about that thing and maybe you’ll not understand what I mean. Indonesia is a big country, has a lots of culture and tradition. Some people follow some tradition, and different state had a different tradition. Culture and tradition is same thing that some people follow on they life.
I’ll let you know little bit of Indonesian Marriage Tradition (especially in my city or state). I live in Balikpapan that has many people come from other states and other island. Most population in Balikpapan from Java, South Kalimantan, and South Sulawesi. And we know about “Jujuran” tradition here in Balikpapan. Who call this first? And how Balikpapan get this tradition? Its long time ago and Banjar tribe from South Kalimantan already practice this for marriage tradition. Isn’t happening on Kalimantan, but most in state of Indonesia. But, they has other name with same mean. Jujuran is when a Man with his family come to Women’s family for marriage proposal with some money. First, Man’s family ask to Women’s family about how much money they need to make a wedding party. Yaps,… Jujuran is fund for your wedding party. If you have wedding party dream and want to make it come true, so you should have much money to realize.
Okay,… I’ll write about Marriage Tradition step in Balikpapan (especially about my culture and tradition). Cause different family has different culture and tradition.
Step 1: A Man and his family come to Women’s family to propose. If Women’s family accept him, they will ask for wedding day and concept.
Step 2: When you they already done with wedding day and concept, they will come again to bring Women a Jujuran and Seserahan. Seserahan is important things for a Women. I’ll let you know more on next post.
Step 3: Prepare for wedding invitation, souvenir, hall, dress, concept, and some tradition that you want to follow on your wedding.
Step 4: Pingit Day. What’s that? Pingit is when you can’t leave home before wedding day, just stay home and not do many activity outside. Do body treatment at home and some tradition like Timung (traditional spa), bath with flowers, Henna night (Malam Bainai for Melayu tradition or Indian or Arabi), Khatam Quran (read Quran together and a Women must finished her last Amma), and read Barjanji (read historical of Prophet Muhammad).
Step 5: Akad (TAKEN Process). Before this one, in my family when a Man (groom) come with his family infront of house. We always give yellow rice with coin money. Spelling shalawat (remembering Prophet Muhammad) with hadrah (traditional music). Then akad and HALAL.
After step 5, any question??? LOL J
I can’t let you know more about this topic, cause I am not married yet. Still on progress. LOADING…
Hope you enjoy on this post and see you dears on next post. Thank you J