Traditional Bunong Wedding: Step 5 of Katis Wedding Ceremony (to be continued)

Step 5: Covering Scarf

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The couple are competing by sucking the wine from the jar while they are covered by a scarf held by the elders

1 jar of wine, 1 boiled chicken, 1 scarf, 1 bowl full of rice, 2 candles and 1 plate of cooked rice are needed for this stage. This part of the ceremony is of the utmost importance as it is here that groom and bride become officially married. In this event, it becomes clear which of the couple is the cleverer and

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Elders pray for good luck and happiness before starting the event of covering scarf

more dominant one in the relationship as it is arranged as a contest; whoever is first to lift the scarf at this stage is declared the cleverer partner!

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The Bride is sucking the wine from the jar after scarf is lifted

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The groom is sucking the wine from the jar after scarf is lifted

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