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Document of the groom’s horoscopic data

A document containing the would-be groom’s horoscopic data, the hour, day, month, and year of his birth by the lunar calendar, sent to the wouldbe bride’s family. When a m arriage proposal was made, the groom’s family sent to the bride’s family a document containing the information of the birth of the groom and wrapped in a double-layered cloth. In Jeollanam-do Province, the document was accompanied with a few gifts, including enough fabric to make a jacket and skirt for the bride. The document

Korean Rites of Passage

Wedding night

The frist night on which the bride and groom sleep together after the wedding. As Jeong Yak-yong described in his work “Garyejakui” (嘉禮酌儀, Protocols of Offeirng Wines in the Rituals of Royal Weddings), Korea made it a rule to hold the wedding ceremony at the bride’s house, and most often the bride and groom spent their first night at the bride’s house after the wedding. However, different regions and situations sometimes led the just-wed couple to spend their wedding night at the groom’s house.

Korean Rites of Passage

Lit. bride’s greeting to her parents-in-law

First ceremonial exchange of greetings between the bride and her parents-in-law after marriage when the bride offers pyebaek (Kor. 폐백, Chin. 幣帛, gifts the bride gives to in-laws with a deep bow). Hyeongugorye refers to the bride’s visit to the groom’s house for the first time after marriage to pay respects to her in-laws, making a deep bow and offering pyebaek. This is also when sanggyeollye (Kor. 상견례, Chin. 相見禮, lit. first meeting between bride’s family and groom’s family) is held between the b

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