The ritual of Gatarangkeke in Bantaeng, South Celebes

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GatarangkekeBantaeng 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’) has been changed into men and children wrestling which is called as assempa’ and a’lanja’.

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