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Monday, March 8, 2010

61 Couples do Mass Wedding in Surabaya

Given the broad diversity of ethnic groups in Indonesia, it stands to reason that wedding customs will reflect this diversity. Each ethnic group has different wedding dress and different marriage ceremonies and customs. Within ethnic groups, those of different religious backgrounds will have different practices as well.

This one of the most unique phenomena in Indonesian wedding ceremony. A total of 61 couples in mass wedding followed Gelora Pancasila, Wednesday (28 / 5) afternoon. The event, hosted Surabaya City is off attended by Mayor Bambang DH. Mass marriage couples various religions (Islam, Christianity, Catholicism, Hinduism and Buddhism) was inaugurated Mayor Assistant Drs. Soewito.

The event begins with a brides parade , at around 18:30 PM. Among married couples who had come from the mass of Central Java, Halmahera, and various other areas in East Java, but long enough to settle in Surabaya.
After the parade they were directly in front of the preacher married Muslim untu. Couples were embraced Christianity, Catholicism, Hinduism and Buddhism also carried out with religious ordinances respectively. Muslim bride recorded 40 pairs, 14 0rang Christian, 4 of the Catholic, Hindu and Buddhist 2 people 1 person.

Mass marriage event was initiated Yayasan Pondok Kasih of Surabaya City Government in cooperation with the center runs a series of activities in order to welcome the 710th Anniversary of the City of Surabaya.
Chairman of Yayasan Pondok Kasih Ananda Hannah explains, wedding couples with different religions are also intended to create harmony between faiths in Surabaya. This mass wedding rang street attractions and dance music from One Ministry of Malang and music Sholawat. After the prayer together Islamic, Christian, Catholic, Hindu and Buddhist ceremony closed with a song typical Surabaya area, including Rek Ayo Rek.

Dress like European Bride or just Wear Undershirt

Love was able to unite the religious differences, skin color or ethnicity. This is reflected in the Integrated Mass Marriage ceremony Five Religions (Islam, Christianity, Catholicism, Hinduism and Buddhism) in Gelora Pancasila few days ago.
Mass wedding held the Office of Population, Bangkok, Surabaya in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Yayasan Pondok Kasih and Yellow Forces Partner Societies was followed by 61 couples who come from diverse backgrounds.
With a joyful expression of the 61 couples who followed the entire event to welcome one day become the 710th of Surabaya. As couples David Santoso and Ay that Djing is the only Buddhist couples in mass wedding was very happy to admit. "Could the same with the others that show so special," explained the couple who had two years to establish this relationship.

Not only are young people who are following the wedding. Winarsih and Sukardi who lived in the area of Arjuna road has been the age when half a century to inaugurate the husband-wife relationship. "Age 50 years you have, and I am 40 years old," explained Winarsih shyly.

Although they married in bulk and used to dress up like a wedding dress a regular wedding ceremony. For women who came from Java wear kebaya with sanggulnya. While the men wore blankonnya Beskap. Which uses the European-style wedding dress in white for the bride and a black jacket for men.
But there are also couples who just wear casual clothes everyday. But the bride dressed up complete.

Only in Indonesia

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