Kebo-keboan ritual in Banyuwangi

Categories: Art and Culture, East Java

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 the rice field.

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