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Conventional marriages stay loved by Chin
The tribes of the planet have their own heritage that reflects their earlier generation, which includes the Chin people of Myanmar. Especially they consider their marriage customs holy and put a great deal of work into the ceremonies. "Hornbirds are renowned for our affection and truthfulness, which is why we have taken this as our state sign, and I think we are also known for our mutual affection and truthfulness," said Dr. Gin En Cin of the Myanmar Times.
chin-dwellers are living in the northwest of Myanmar. There are 51 communities in nine provinces and 476 villages in the state of Chin. Before the colonization of the Chin state, advertising went something like this: Thus the boy's father and mother go to the girl's home with a container of liquor, usually referred to as "Zuthawl pia", and speak about the engage.
Once they have made the arrangement, they have a mopina (ceremony to take the newlyweds out of their house) at the bridal home on the date selected at the first time. In order to begin the "Mopina" wedding service, the groom's side must give the K4 bride's wife as "Thaman", which means that she must ask the groom's consent to take the groom with her.
A long and complicated process of negotiating cash begins from there, with many different forms of payment taking place between each family. "His name is Min man". According to Chinese peculiarities, a name must always begin with the surname of his grandfather or grandmother for him to give K2. "Well man/ Angkhen man" is the prize for the bride's mom when she gave and cared for the groom so that she gave a traditional cloak.
"Can-man is K3 and is only given if the spouse has an older sibling or an older sibling who is not yet matrimonial. When everyone agrees on these talks, the ritual is over. In accordance with ancient tradition, the familiy gives their daughter's wife a "saseng" (a basket), "saseng sin" (a rug to hide the basket), "Tu" (a mat), "Hei" (an axe) and "ZuBel" (a drink bottle).
Today, however, most Chinese live in the towns and give their girls cash and jewellery. Nevertheless, some of the traditions change because of religious affiliation and their ascending kowledge. "We' ve now realised that it is very stupid to value our daugher with cash, so we never ask for cash for "Manpi" the bridal prize, we just always commit ourselves to the bridegroom's side just to give our daugther the most profound love," said Dr. Thawng Go Thang, 60 years old.
"In antiquity, however, as much as possible was demanded for the "manpi" (the wedding prize ).... The spouse or some other folks might even say that you are not valuable, so you were so underpaid. Hence in the old days, the wife never asks for very little to pay for the wedding price," he said.
"If I marry, I want to use the traditional way. It' not only because it comes from our past, but I also believe that some of the tradition is really good to follow," said 25-year-old Kapu about his view of the traditional way of marrying.