Ketingan Community Performances ‘Wiwitan’ at Merapi
Wiwit or wiwitan some are calling it, is a traditional ceremony that used hereditary carried out by family farmers. Wiwit usually done before the harvest season or the beginning of the rice harvest season. This theme sung by villagers Ketingan, Tirtoadi, Mlati, Sleman in performances of traditional ceremonies at the Museum of Mount Merapi on Saturday (5/9).
Wiwit the meaning of tradition, is a true jungle gym prayer and expressions of gratitude for the abundance of the harvest of the Almighty. But from a different lens, real wiwit tradition can also be interpreted as a means or media intertwining of social interaction among farmers as well as the relationship between land-owning farmer harmony with nature.
Festival traditional ceremony took place at the Museum of Mount Merapi in Pakem Hargobinangun, this activity certainly involves representatives from 17 districts as Sleman, with each send a contingent. Each contingent, consisting of a maximum of 50 participants.[rovitavare]
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