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Mapasilaga Tedong – Toraja

Mapasilaga Tedong – Toraja

Mapasilaga Tedong literally means the act of pitting buffaloes. This tradition is held in Toraja, Central Celebes. Traditional music from a group of women pounding rice in mortars. The tradition is opened by serving grilled pork, cigarettes, and nira water to the buffalo tamer and the guests. Then it is closed by slaughtering the buffaloes called Ma’tinggoro Tedong. 

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.

Circumcision

Circumcision

  The tradition of circumcision or in Indonesia is known as “sunat” or “khitan” is considered as a sign or step towards maturity in men and also an obligation for Muslim men. Circumcision is not done as a baby but in adolescence that marks a transition from childhood to adulthood. Circumcision is the act of cutting or removing some or all of the front cover skin...

Mie Titi

Mie Titi

  A kind noodle dish using dry noodles (deep fried) with thick sauce and also sliced chicken, mushrooms, shrimp, squid, and liver. The dish is  similar to i fu mie only the noodles are thinner and broken into individual layers instead of fused into a circle like in I fu mie. Initially the name of food is not titi noodle. The name comes from the nickname of the owner of dry noodle ...