|The baby swing lavishly decorated.|
|An empty coconut filled with water, hair oil and scissors are the necessities. The coconut is for collecting hair and the oil will prevent the hair from flying around.|
|The baby of the ceremony resting with her relatives.|
|Excitement in waiting for the start of the event.|
Berendoi is a malay word, meaning to lull in English. The Majlis Berendoi is a welcoming ceremony for a newborn baby. This celebration is held mostly in the state of Perlis, Kedah, Penang and Perak in Malaysia. The event here was photographed at Kampung Padang Pusing, Sungai Tiang, Kedah.
During this event, there will be traditional songs and quranic readings filling the atmosphere. Bits of the baby's hair are cut by the family member's and relatives. In the end, the baby's head will be shaved.