5 Myths about the Prohibition of Javanese Traditional Marriage
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VIVA – Indonesia has many tribes that are diverse in culture and customs. Customs and beliefs are the ancestral heritage that must be preserved and until now, customs have a great influence on various aspects of life. For example, for the people of Java, marriage is not only about the excitement of the wedding party.
There are many things to consider when getting married according to Javanese customs. Determining the exact date, day, and others are carefully considered. So, the wedding ceremony can run well, but it must also be in harmony with the household.
Well, here are some myths about the prohibition of Javanese traditional marriages.
1. Prohibition of Marriage Between First and Third Children (Siji Karo Telu)
One of these prohibitions is familiar to Javanese society. Prohibition of marriage between the first and third children or commonly called jillu (siji karo telu).
The myth is that if the first and third children marry, the household will have difficulty getting along and often get into trouble. According to traditional Javanese myths, the differences in character are usually quite far between the first and third children, so it can make marriage feel difficult.