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Tuesday, 26-Dec-2006 16:12
a malay tradition preserved - berendoi
Berendoi is part of malay tradition in welcoming newborn baby. It is widely perfomed in most of Malay states especially in Perlis, Kedah and Perak. It is part of saying thank you and being grateful to God for the blessing and hapiness. It also symbolised oneself preparation of familyhood.

I had my share of berendoi when my parents both were in Selama, Perak. In welcoming me (back in 79), the whole kampung had organised one majlis berendoi. That was quite an occasion to remember, but thru the pictures and mom's storytelling, i could also feel such a joyful mood.

and thankfully those mood is reminisced when my newborn newphew had his share of berendoi. Coincide with majlis aqiqah, the berendoi session started with selections of Al Quran recitation by woman singers who called themselves "bardah" group. They will recite story in the Quran that depict advices to the newborn. This also includes praise to God and the prophet Muhammad PBUH.

I could only think of one thing, this malay tradition represent hope. The hope of everybody that one day the newborn will turn good and be successful in his life. god's will.

updates 11/1/2007

sigh... it is really difficult to upload my own fp for the past weeks. I should have upload this bigger image earlier but due to the difficulty occurred.. thousand apologies. I would say this larger than life image is my favourite for this entry..

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