Indonesia consists of many ethnics and many islands. In every region in Indonesia has its own ethnic with its own traditional ceremony. Though it is the modern era, Indonesian people are still live in harmony with their ancestors’ tradition, and that is the unique of Indonesia, diversities that make them as one. Here are the top 10 traditional ceremony in Indonesia.
Sekaten is a tradition from Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat kingdom, now stood as Special Region of Yogyakarta. This tradition has been held fir 250 years, and the purpose is to welcome the birth of Muhammad. The entire Kingdom soldier is out in Sekaten.
Bali is famous by the numbers of Hindu traditional ceremony, and this becomes the one kind of attraction for the local and foreign tourist. The one of the traditional ceremony is Ngaben, Ngaben is a ceremony in honor for the corpse by the cremation. This ritual purpose is to give the new live in the future life for the corpse.
Rambu solo is a traditional ceremony from Toraja ethnic in North Toraja. This ritual is started with the offering hundreds of buffalos and pigs, then share them to the Toraja people. This tradition only held by the rich family in Toraja as the family status.
This is a ritual in purpose to remove the dead corpse to the new tomb that is called Sandung so the spirit of the corpse can have the special place in heaven. This ceremony is from Dayak ethnic in Central Kalimantan.
Another traditional ceremony from Toraja land, this is a buffalo fight tradition in order show an entertainment to the Toraja ethnic. Every family of Toraja has its own tough buffalo to be fought.
Is a traditional ceremony from Alasmalang village, this traditional ceremony is usually held in the dry season, and Alasmalang villager asks to the god to deliver the rain by holding the Kebo Keboan ceremony. Kebo Keboan is a dance ceremony followed by Alasmalang man.
Pasola Sumba is traditional ceremony from Sumbawa; this is held by Sumba ethnic. Pasola Sumba is a fight role ceremony by riding horse by Sumba man to request to the God for the success harvest. This ceremony is followed by 100 young Sumba man with wood sword.
Dudgeran is a traditional ceremony to welcome the fast month by Muslims in Semarang. This ceremony is held one day before the fast month, and followed by marching band festival and the other festival show.
Tabuik is a West Sumatera traditional ceremony which is held in Asura month, the Muslims calendar. Tabuik is a kind of offering ceremony, by the float of the offering to the sea, people in West Sumatera believe they have threw their bad luck.
Serimpi dance belongs to the legacy of Keratons in Central java. This is a dance ceremony to welcome the special guest, for example the Kingdom guests. This dance only allows virgin girls in the dance.