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KAUSAR Devi Roza
Wakayama Tourism Review
Center for Tourism Research, Wakayama University
This paper discusses the restrictions imposed on wedding ceremonies or receptions as one of the celebrated events in terms of both culture and religion in Indonesia during the Covid-19 pandemic. The pre-pandemic culture and religious celebration that involves hundreds if not thousands, has been forced to reduce the number to be as low as 100 attendees or less. This research explores the changes in how wedding receptions are held and how differences and similarities of value perceptions caused by the pandemic are being observed from both hosts and attendees. Indonesian wedding receptions usually involves both processes obligated by one's respective religion and by culture or different traditions based on ethnic group. The study uses a qualitative method of face-to-face semi-structured interviews with 12 informants. It is found that several adaptations - some of them drastic - were made by the organisers, including conducting a hybrid reception. Both positive and negative values were recorded from the attendees.
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