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Life, love and happiness: Khmer wedding and Vow Renewals

February 24, 2020 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: ,

All over the world, weddings are seen as a celebration of life, love, and happiness. It is fascinating to see how much these celebrations can differ according to geography, culture and religious beliefs. In Cambodia, picking the wedding date is extremely important and a lot of thought goes into this. If done correctly, it will bring luck and harmony into the couple’s lives.

Cambodian weddings traditionally consist of multiple ceremonies and celebrations which last a total of three days and three nights. Three is considered to be an auspicious number in Cambodia because of its association with the “three jewels” of Buddhism: the Buddha (the enlightened one), the Dharma ( the written record of all the Buddha’s teachings about the Buddhist way of life) and the Sangha (the Buddhist community). These days, however, the wedding ceremonies are often completed in just one day.

During the wedding ceremony, the couple receives traditional blessings followed by a haircutting ceremony where their hair is symbolically cut, representing a fresh start to a new relationship with one another.

Finally, there is the pairing ceremony. This is the final stage of the wedding proceedings where family members and friends tie little strings around the bride and groom’s left and right wrists as a form of blessing. The praises and well-wishes of happiness, good health, success, prosperity, and long-lasting love are acknowledged and accompanied by gongs and cheers.

The ceremony concludes with a shower of palm flowers and beautiful song and dance. 

This is a truly unique and memorable experience that you will find nowhere else in the world and Khiri Travel Cambodia offers guests a chance to attend a part of one of these unforgettable ceremonies.

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