Thursday, August 21, 2014

Berendoi Ceremony for Baby - Part of Malay Culture

While in Seri Menanti Resort, I had an opportunity to witness the Berendoi ceremony.

在Seri Menanti Resort 待的期间,我有机会见识Berendoi 仪式。

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Berendoi ceremony


Majlis Berendoi
Berendoi ceremony
I really don't know about this Malay ceremony until that day. It is a kind of baby welcoming ceremony.

我不知道这马来仪式直到那天。这是欢接新生命到来的仪式。

Majlis Berendoi
Berendoi ceremony


Majlis Berendoi
Berendoi ceremony

For all Berendoi ceremony, there must be a nicely decorated swing at the mid of event venue. By the way, 'endoi' from berendoi word meaning swing that used to put baby to sleep.

所有的Berendoi仪式上都会有一个布置漂漂亮亮放在会场中央的摇篮。

Majlis Berendoi
Berendoi ceremony

To start off the ceremony, the men sitting in a big circle and women sitting at the side read and sang a few songs. The songs presented brought some advices to the baby to be obedient to their parents.

开始时,一群男的和女的各自在一角落读经和唱歌。这些歌的内容都是传达孩子对父母要孝顺的意思。

Majlis Berendoi
Berendoi ceremony

It is very tough to shoot the baby as he moved here and there in the swing, (other photos almost blurred) and I was lucky to have this shot. So, I like this photo a lot as his father was looking at him with full affection and the baby was looking at my camera.

在拍婴儿的时候非常困难因为他一直在摇篮内动来动去 (其他照片都蒙了),还好幸运的拍到这张。所以我特别喜欢因为他的爸爸以充满父爱的眼神望着他,而他则望向我的镜头。

Majlis Berendoi
Berendoi ceremony
Coming next is called 'cukur jambul'. The guests will cut some of the baby hairs and put on the tray. Then they will give some money back to the baby. 

紧接下来就是'cukur jambul'的步骤。宾客们都会把婴儿的头发剪下然后放在托盘上。然后他们就把钱好像利是那样放在碗中。

Majlis Berendoi
Berendoi ceremony
 After a while, the baby started to cry. I think he may be frightened at that time. 

过不久,婴儿便开始哭泣。我想他当时应该是吓着了。

Majlis Berendoi
Berendoi ceremony
 The guests sat at the round table and were served with some snacks. It is a wonderful experience for me to witness the ceremony and know more about Malay culture. Hope you get something as well from my sharing.

宾客就坐在圆桌然后主人家会以些零食款待。这对我来说是个很好的体验因为更让我了解马来人的文化。所以希望你们也从中得到一些知识。

34 comments:

  1. Cute event I want a teddy.
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  2. What a sweet ceremony. Thanks for sharing the info! The baby looks so scared during the cukur jambul
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  3. It looks a great event, Berendoi is so cute!

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  4. Wow. What a pretty neat event to experience.

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  5. Looks really nice :3 We don't have anything like this besides christening. Nice to know a bit more about other cultures :3
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  6. I've never heard of this ceremony. Thanks for enlightening me, Emily ^.^

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  7. Love the pretty blue & the stuff toys, dear!

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  8. Great ceremony! the baby boy is super cute! Thanks for sharing :)
    XOXO

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  9. Beautiful ceremony <3
    This baby is so cute :)

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  10. Interesting. But I suppose it's a big stress for the child.

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    1. haha not sure
      should ask the kid when he is older

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  11. Yes. That is interesting ceremony.

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  12. looks really interesting. is good to learn about other countries ceremonies :) i learn a lot through your blog :)

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    1. thank you so much dropping by ^^
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  13. Aw, the baby is so cute! I think it is so cool when cultures have celebrations like this for different milestones. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. This is the first time I heard about this too!

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