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NRP Sagres (1937) is a steel-built three masted barque, with square sails on the fore and main masts and gaff rigging on the mizzen mast. Her main mast rises 42 m above the deck. She carries 22 sails totaling about 2,000 m² (21,000 ft²) and can reach a top speed of 17 knots (31 km/h) under sail. She has a sparred length of 89 m (295 ft), a width of 12 m (40 ft), a draught of 5.2 m (17 ft), and a displacement at full load of 1,755 tons.


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STS Sedov, formerly the Magdalene Vinnen II and the Kommodore Johnsen, is a 4-masted steel barque that for almost 80 years was the largest traditional sailing ship in operation.
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The main Pelaminan in other room is for the purpose that all the invited guest can congratulate on the marriage. This celebration will last the rest of the day until around 2 or 3 pm. The bride’s parents as well as the women (relative, certain guests) would feed the bride to-be with this Aceh traditional culinary (Bue Lekat Kuneng).
The traditional main Pelaminan will be decorated with the typical colors of Aceh: a combination of red, yellow and green.
Items for the Peusijuk are a bowl of water, certain leaves and flowers.


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Wedding Ceremony (Antat Linto)

As common tradition there are two wedding ceremonies in Aceh. First, Antat Linto and second, Tung Dara Baro.
Antat Linto is a reception/ceremony conducted to welcome the groom to the bride’s house. The wedding reception was held at the bride’s house. Aceh government encourages the Acehnese to preserve the culture particularly in a wedding ceremony. Tradition to perform Aceh traditional dance to welcome the groom/the bride to the house namely Tari Ranup Lampuan.

The welcoming session: the groom’s party handed over Bate Ranup to the bride’s party.

A ritual/tradition called Peusijuk is usually carried out as a reflection of the change of the status.
In general, “the Peusijuk” is a ritual performed to someone/something in Aceh (a bride, groom, a new house) to get the blessing. It’s part of the unique culture of Aceh. A must items for the Peusijuk; a bowl of water, certain leaves and flowers.
The bride’s parents as well as the women (relative, certain guests) would feed the bride to-be with this Aceh traditional culinary (Bue Lekat Kuneng).

The performance of Peusijuk to the groom. The food provided for the bride & the groom. Both would feed to each other (only a small amount of those as a symbolic action). Aceh traditional design, using Dalung to provide the main course.

This room was set for men only (groom’s family & relative). Here, the bride and the groom would sit in a small Pelaminan for at least one hour and then moved to the main Pelaminan in other room until the rest of the day (around 2 or 3 pm).

The main Pelaminan. The traditional one, the combination of red, yellow and green – a typical colored of Aceh.


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Firstly, a performance of the marriage vow (official matrimony – a must) namely Nikah.
Regarding the Nikah, people prefer to conduct it in a Mesjid (mosque) whereas the wedding reception is carried out at home. However, the wedding reception is optional and it doesn’t violate the customary law if a family does not hold one or only conduct a small reception (for instance, due to financial issue, such as a very low budget etc). In brief, it’s just for the formal introduction of the bridal couple to public/community.

A. NIKAH The Process of the Nikah in the Mesjid:

Both family and relatives of the bride and groom to-be gathered in the Mesjid around 9 a.m At first, the Qur’an reciting (certain Surah), continued with Khotbah Nikah – the speech for the bride and the groom-to be (the usual topic is about the aim/purpose of the marriage, how to lead the new life in Islamic way). Then the main event, the declaration of the marriage vow (Ijab Kabul) by the groom and the final session, the signed of marriage paper/certificate by the bridal couple. This process was witnessed by the selected people.

In the mid of the marriage process, the moderator would also convey to the audience the amount of the dowry for the bride (it would become the bride’s possession, not the family). In Aceh gold is used in the form of jewelry for the dowry and the amount depends on the request by the bride’s family as well as the tradition (each region in Aceh sets different amount). However, there is a consideration for the ability of the groom’s family to provide the dowry.

The formation for the matrimony performance in the Mesjid. Terms: Dara baro (the bride), Linto baro (the groom), Wali Nikah (marriage guardian, the bride’s and the groom’s father/family), Saksi (the witness), Khotbah Nikah (the marriage’s speech)

The groom declared the marriage vow (Ijab Kabul) and afterward the newly-wed signed the marriage certificate.