By Roy Lie Atjam.
Wassenaar, Saturday 29 June 2019, the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia put on a unique Cultural Promotion Event. It was an authentic West Java Sundanese Wedding Procession.
Hundreds of invitees including representatives from over twenty Embassies in the Netherlands turn out to be eyewitness of this extraordinary cultural spectacle.
The lawns of the Residence of H.E. Ambassador I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja served as a backdrop for the occasion.
The event started with a very charming and colourful Sundanese Peacock Dance.
The wedding ceremony proper consisted of various segments, a Saweran procession in which the bride and groom and the in laws had a part to play.
The couple was outfitted in typical Sundanese attire. Ambassador I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja addressed the guests. Further, Ambassador Puja hopes that this event would promote the richness of Indonesian culture and will improve the people to people contact between the two countries.
Featuring on the program was a quiz session, sundanese dances: hanoman dance and arak-arakan, a party with the opportunity to dance.
The evening concluded with an exquisite West Java/Sundanese dinner buffet consisting of empal gentong, sambal, liwet teri rice, pesmol fish, fried chicken, fresh vegetables, karedok and bakwan lumpur adorned with crispy Indonesian crackers.