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Tea Ceremony in Vietnamese Wedding

Tea Ceremony (Groom & Bride serve wine to the parents)


While tea has always been an essential part of Vietnamese life, for commoners Vietnamese tea culture never became as complex or bogged down with rituals as its counterparts in Japan or China. Nevertheless, a traditional wedding is about the only time in a Vietnamese person's life that a formal tea ceremony is essential.
In The Vietnamese Wedding the Groom and the Bride in front of all their family and friends will serve tea (or wine) to their parents. Their parents would take turn to give their blessing, advice about marriage and family to the couple and give the newly wedded value gifts such as money in a red envelop.


The groom then pours tea for the couple, first into one large bowl then into one cup for bride. They drink the tea as they are watched closely by their family and friends. The offer and acceptance of tea is a very important ritual in Vietnamese culture. It denotes the commencement of important interactions and events.
The tea is prepared specially by the host, and to refuse tea is considered an affront.

3 comments:

Tiffany said...

I love your blog! It's helped so much in planning a modern Vietnamese-American wedding but still keeping the vietnamese traditions. =)

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ROYAL said...

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