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Saiyyang Pattu’duq

Saiyyang Pattu’duq

Saiyyang Pattu’duq is a ritual tradition of parade using horses . Saiyyang Pattuqduq ( In Mandar language, saiyyang means horse, pattuqduq means dancer); saiyyang pattuqduq means a horse that good at dancing, clever playing head movement and footwork. Saiyyang pattuqduq is done by mounting a child who has completed reading the Qur’an and then paraded around the village, generally held on ...

The ritual of Gatarangkeke in Bantaeng, South Celebes

The ritual of Gatarangkeke in Bantaeng, South Celebes

Bantaeng is located in South Celebes. The most religion followed by the society in Bantaeng is Islam. There is a yearly ritual held in the middle of Islamic month of Sya’ban to welcome the Ramadhan. The ritual is called Gatarengkeke or  Pa’jujukang. Some of the events in the ritual have been changed according to Islamic precept such as gambling and consuming alcohol (Ballo’) ha...

Kledik

Kledik

Kledik is a traditional musical instrument found in Sintang and Melawio. The way to play it is by blowing through a hole in a bamboo. Kledik made of pumpkin that is shaped such that it can be the source of the sound. The Pumpkin is curved following hole that has been formed. The pumpkin is then joined with 6 pieces of bamboo with holes totaling 6 units as well. They function as a regulator of ton...

Maengket Dance

Maengket Dance

This traditional dance of Minahasa community is performed by a group of people who sing and dance even hold hands. It is led by someone (Kapel) who will raise her voice / first song (Tumutuur) and drums as a retinue. These activities are related to the ceremony with the purpose of illuminating, paving the way and unite community supporters. This is done in a situation of the rice harvest activiti...

Belian Bawo

Belian Bawo

Belian Bawo is the ritual of alternative medicine for the sick related to the Dayak Benuaq tribe religious belief. This belief is what moves all aspects of Dayak Benuaq community life which materialized in honoring their ancestors, belief in the existence of supernatural forces, and the spirits. This feeling encourages them to always try to please the ancestral spirits and the spirits that sur...