Monday, June 13, 2011

A Baba Wedding Celebration

Last week we had a wonderful excuse to visit Old Phuket Town again.

It began with a cocktail party early Friday evening in Phuket Town where everyone clearly turned up in their finest attire for this special occasion.  

The reason for the celebration was to emulate the ways of the Chinese and Thai people who were living in Phuket when tin mining was at its peak.  It was a way to formally introduce young couples before they were betrothed to one another.

The next morning involved getting up early (well 7am) and watching the bridal couple share a cup of tea.  Then the bride and groom were put in rickshaws and pulled through the Old Phuket Town streets that were lined with children in Traditional dress – beautiful.

The celebration finished with the couple lighting candles and being blessed at a Chinese Shrine.
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