Monday, December 8, 2008


This is the whole roast pig from the bridegroom to be given to the bride's family.

Traditions (Still being practised in Singapore)

Pig [猪] in cantonese "ju" sounds the same as [宫纱珠] "kong sa ju", the chinese legendary sign of virginity. The [宫纱珠] "kong sa ju", a red dot placed on a girl's forearm as a virgin, was said to disappear when she lost her chastity.

If the groom was satisfied that his wife was married as a virgin, a gift of roast pig complete with tail would accompany the bride's home visit. If not, the roast pig's tail or ears were broke off.

For more information on the above, you can view the source from here.

7 comments:

the donG said...

"a gift of roast pig complete with tail would accompany the bride's home visit. If not, the roast pig's tail or ears were broke off.">>> this tradition is quite unqiue. we in the philippines enjoy it during feasts but not like this tradition.

Photo Cache said...

Oh my mouth is watering just looking at this beautiful centerpiece on the table.

Jim said...

Thats a real roasted pig? Looks like it has its full tail and ears.

richies said...

I like to learn of traditions and customs from around the world. That is one I had not heard of before.

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Squirrel said...

it does look delicious.

They sell ears and feet here to roast, also the whole pig...and even frozen guinea pigs at the international market. I wonder if they have tails, though.

Luiz Ramos said...

Great traditions. Tasty roast pig!
Here, that roast pig is named "leitão a pururuca".

g said...

Looks like that pig has his tails and ears, so I guess everything went OK for the families! Great photo!