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    Hoist national flag for royal wedding

    Azlan Othman

    The royal wedding ceremony for His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s daughter, Her Royal Highness Princess ‘Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Bahar ibni His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah begins today with Majlis Istiadat Bersuruh Diraja.

    All Brunei Darussalam citizens and residents are required to hoist the national flag from the opening of the Gendang Jaga-Jaga tomorrow until its closing on January 17.

    The national flag will be hoisted at government buildings, business premises and private homes while the installation of arches will enliven the atmosphere of the royal wedding celebrations.

    Majlis Istiadat Bersuruh Diraja will be followed by Majlis Istiadat Membuka Gendang Jaga-Jaga and Majlis Istiadat Menjunjung Kurnia Gendang Jaga-Jaga tomorrow as curtain raisers for the royal wedding ceremony and related celebrations.

    The ceremony will take place at the Lapau in the capital.

    It will be followed by Majlis Istiadat Menghantar Tanda Diraja dan Pertunangan Diraja, and Majlis Istiadat Menerima Tanda Diraja dan Pertunangan Diraja on January 10 – which is the giving and receiving of dowry and engagement ceremony.

    The royal wedding continues with Majlis Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja on January 11, followed by Majlis Istiadat Akad Nikah on January 12.

    Majlis Istiadat Bersanding Pengantin Diraja will be held on January 15, followed by Majlis Persantapan Diraja on January 16.

    Majlis Istiadat Membaca Doa Selamat dan Menutup Gendang Jaga-Jaga will be held on January 17 to conclude the royal wedding celebrations.

    The royal wedding will be a showcase of Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB) with tradition-filled ceremonies and Brunei Malay courtesy. Although the Sultanate is a progressive nation, customs and traditions inherited from past generations are still held in high esteem.

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