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The symbolic elements in the Ilocano marriage rituals

THE SYMBOLIC BASI IN THE “DANON” “Danon” means “pumanhik” (negotiations before the marriage) and “basi” means domestic wine extracted from sugarcane. The suitor’s parents normally meet with the girl’s parents and agree upon dowry and the arrangement for the wedding. “Basi” is very strong tool to influence the betrothal. “No adda arak mo, dumanon ka” […]

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