Friday, August 8, 2008

Sayaw Pera


"Sayaw Pera"



Literally translates as the "money dance." The bride and groom dances while the relatives and friends pin money on their clothes. The newlyweds get to keep the bills after the dance, of course.

8 comments:

Hilda said...

Doesn't happen in the weddings here in Manila. What a shame — it's such a cute custom. Now, the bride usually carries a little bag during the reception to put cash gifts in.

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

That's a wonderful tradition, Lay ... ;) What's the origin of the tradition?

Fredrik said...

Thanks for your interpretation of my picture. I agree with you about the feeling.

Looks like a lovely wedding!

kayni said...

beautiful occasion =). oh, that's a nice way to earn some cash. i've heard of this tradition in the ilocos region too. i'm not so sure if it originated from there though.

Layrayski said...

I tried google, to no avail. I have no idea where or when this practice started. This isn't really an expected part of the wedding but its a fun way to add a 'Filipino' flavor to the gathering. And adds a little cash to the newlywed's coffer at the same time.

Tammie said...

this is a great idea. i think it's unfair that newlyweds get the money action though.it would be nice to be able to do the money dance anytime im running a bit low on funds.

Layrayski said...

Tammie-- BWahahaha! You almost made me snort! hahahaha

PJ said...

This is something that Cajun's do in Louisiana. The story goes that originally people were so poor that they couldn't afford gifts for the bride and groom so they would pin money to the bride's veil. I've seen it done and I think it's a eally fun custom.

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