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This paper explains that Philippine wedding ceremonies incorporate some Western traditions but the Filipinos feel strongly about their heritage and therefore incorporate much of their traditions into their wedding ceremonies and receptions. It expands on the focus of the Philippine wedding ceremony, which is too unite two souls as one using traditional, sacred acts. It also explores the purpose of the reception which is to use traditional culture and meld it into joyous celebratory behavior, such as dancing, to commemorate the joined life of the newlyweds.
From the Paper:"Asian countries are known for their exceptionally beautiful, traditional, and culturally significant wedding celebrations. In the modern world many of the traditional customs of "Philippine Weddings" and receptions still hold significant weight, though some of these traditions have been adjusted over time. Traditionally, a Philippine groom would signal his engagement to his beloved by throwing a spear at her door-step, indicating to others that she was spoken for. Today, the typical wedding icon of the engagement ring has replaced this custom. When the couple has decided to marry, it is tradition for the groom and his parents to visit the bride's family and ask permission for the marriage, known as pamanhikan ("Weddings At Work"). At this time, wedding plans are drawn up, and the suitor often offers his services to the bride's family to gain their approval, known as paninilbihan ("Weddings At Work")."
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Philippine Weddings (2005, December 01) Retrieved September 19, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/essay/philippine-weddings-88022/
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