Wedding Tradition in Taiwan

Ceremonies are specific events to honor, no subject where you are in the world. Each traditions has its own distinct bridal customs. While some of these rituals does be distinct from one another, they all reflect a culture’s beliefs and values.

In Taiwan, the wedding eve ceremony is an important pre-wedding ritual that is held at the bride’s home. The couple showers with water infused with pomelo or pomegranate leaves to cleanse off bad spirits and change into new clothing and shoes. Attending female family members will then comb the bride’s hair and give her blessings as she sits in front of a mirror or window A sweet dessert soup containing pink glutinous rice spherical dumplings (tang yuan, ) is served after the hair combing ceremony to wish the newlyweds a full and sweet marriage.

Firecrackers are ignited at the bride’s home to warn her that her soon-to-be husband is on the verge of fire when the groom’s Tempo car arrives. A younger representative of the couple’s family will then be waiting outside the door with two sizable tangerines covered in red paper and a gloomy wedding tray. The tangerines bring excellent wealth and reproduction.

After the zhongshan, the wife is ushered out of her kids’ house( without stepping on the doorsill) supported by her matchmaker and Hao Ming Po, her father- in- rules. She finally bids her families a happy farewell and expressed her gratitude for their care and love. She did put a fan in the air that has been tied with red envelopes before the bride leaves. This indicates that she is adopting her father’s final title instead of her community name.

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