Archive for March 2018

Kebo-keboan ritual in Banyuwangi

Kebo-keboan ritual in Banyuwangi

Kebo-keboan (derived from ‘Kerbau’ which means buffalo) is a traditional ritual held on 10 Suro (a month of Javanese Calendar) or 10 Muharram (a month of Islamic Calendar) in Alasmalang village, Singorujuh, Banyuwangi. This ritual is related to rice planting ceremony.  In this ceremony, some men dressed up and acted as buffalo. They wallowed and acted as if they were plowing...

Tiwah Ritual

Tiwah Ritual

Tiwah ritual is the traditional procession of delivering the ancestral spirits of the deceased relatives to the afterlife by purifying and removing the remains of the body from the grave to a place called Sandung, a kind of stumbling block. Tiwah is the final death ritual ceremony for Dayak tribes in Central Kalimantan, especially the followers Kaharingan religion followers in Dayak inland.