Some people move away from their hometown forever ago, but regardless where they are now, a tradition is a tradition. Mila’s family moved 25 years ago to Jakarta, but it doesn’t mean that they should stop observing practices and traditions, especially when it comes to important days like wedding day. Mila is the last child from 5 sibilings with all males, and that makes her mother and aunties thrilled to do this ceremony Siraman as this is the first time for their family.
Correct me if I’m wrong, Javanese Siraman is a ritual usually done in the afternoon before the wedding day. The purpose is to “siram” or bathe the bride and purify her from all the bad lucks and impurities. The water will be poured onto by the mother, and take turn with the aunties.
I’m glad that Jonquilla is part of this sacred event. As people were saying, “you can take a family out of Java, but you can’t take Java out of a family”.