For Photo Challenge this time is very interesting. Actually, a lot of Indonesian culture is not yet known. I wanted to introduce it, but unfortunately I do not have a lot of stock photos to display. So for the challenge this time I just show footage photo Traditional Wedding Ceremony and Party in Central Java – Indonesia.
1. Stepping Egg ( Injak Telur)
This event contains a hope for the bride to have children soon. The egg also has significance as the offspring will be born as the love you both. Then proceed to wash the feet of the groom by the bride which symbolizes loyalty to her husband’s wife.
2. Sindur Sikepan
This event symbolizes prosperity and the task of making a living in a menage. Objects are disbursed form of grain, yellow rice, coins which are given to the mother. So heavy duty husband in making a living, so also wives in managing it. Even so they still remember to parents considering a very large role in one’s life.
The first sungkeman, directed to the parents and then passed on to the other elders like grandmothers, grandfathers and so on.
Sungkeman is done with respect and made the atmosphere full of emotion, because this young couple is very common in addressing the issue of domestic life. Yet since then they have to walk alone and will become parents for their children someday. That’s why the stock form of blessing is very important and eagerly awaited by the bride and groom.