March 8, 2010
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Traditional Bugis Wedding Attire
(the groom and the bride)
Purification Ceremony called “Mappaccing”
This is held in the night before the wedding day. In this ceremony, there are several things must be prepared. First, a pillow that is put in front of the bride as a symbol of rank. On the pillow, we put banana leaf as a symbol of good life and seven or nine jackfruit leaves above it as a symbol of hope. Second, seven silk sarongs as a symbol of pride. Third, a bowl of rice symbolizes growth. Fourth, some candles as a symbol of intimacy. Last, “Paccar” symbolizes purification, a kind of plan that produces red liquid used as nail polish traditionally. The ceremony is meant to purify the bride before getting married by smearing crushed paccar on her palms, neck, and forehead.
( The bride reads the holy Qur’an in front of Imam with several sarongs put in her back)
Pre-Requisite for the Groom When He Goes to Bride’s House on the Wedding Day
(The things that must be brought by the groom along with cosmetics, clothes, sets of jewelry, and many others when the groom goes to bride’s house on the wedding day accompanied by the members of his family and many young girls in colorful traditional costumes, usually twelve girls)
(It consists of four round baskets called “Bakulu” filled with red cake called “Dumpi Eja” and rice called “Songkolo”. When fill this basket, you cannot talk or speak until it finished. You also have to wear sarong.It is usually done by four women, depends on how many baskets that will be filled, whose their parents are still alive.)
Another kind of Bako’ Puli
Kanre Ana’ or Babies Food
(Actually, it is just a term. How can babies eat such kinds of food???? . It consists of a cock, banana, jackfruit, and many others.)
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