This is Lukas @lukas.birk, here showing images from my Myanmar Photo Archive, focusing Day 6 on a series of photographs of the moment that has been “immortalized” millions of times around the world – the wedding. In a Burmese wedding, a brahmin (a priest or teacher) typically acts as a master of ceremony and is hired to preside over the event. The bride and groom sit on cushions next to each other. At the beginning of the wedding, the Brahmin blows a conch shell to commence the celebration and joins the hands of the couple, wraps them in white cloth, and dips the joined palms in a silver bowl. The Burmese word “to marry” is let htat, which literally means “to join palms together.” A more extravagant wedding requires months of preparation, including consultation with an astrologer in choosing the most auspicious time and setting of the event. This image was taken in the 1930s.