The Shifting Tradition of Ethnic Chinese Weddings at Pecinan Village Bandar Lampung City

Mas Azizah, Sudjarwo ., Pujiati .


This research aims to describe and analyze the shifts in the tradition before the implementation, during the implementation, and after the implementation of marriage of Chinese Ethnic Society in Chinatown (Pecinan village) Bandar Lampung. This research uses phenomenology approach as part of qualitative research. The research location chosen by the writer is Chinatown (Pecinan village), south Teluk Betung, Bandar Lampung City. The results of the research are (1) the shifts in the tradition before the marriage that is before the wedding day is done that is about one week when before the day of marriage, the prospective family of groom come to the house of the prospective bride by bringing the goods in need, (2) the shifts in the tradition at the time of marriage. There is a meal ceremony. The prospective groomis forbidden to meet prospective bride until the day of marriage. The night where there will be a wedding ceremony, called "Liauw Tia". This ceremony is usually done just to invite friends of the bride and groom candidates. But sometimes there was a big party until the night. This party is held at the bride's house, (3) the shifts in the tradition after the marriage of the Chinese Ethnic Society in the Chinatown in Bandar Lampung that is the ceremony of the groom ("Cia Kiangsay") is essentially introducing the groom's extended family the bride's home. The groom is allowed to stay together. Meanwhile, "Cia Ce'em" at the groom's home, introducing the entire family of the bride.

Keywords: Tradition, Marriage, Chineseethnic

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