Thursday, 24 Jan 2019

Different areas with different traditions in welcoming Ramadan


Tradition of rejecting calamity in Padang Pariaman provinceTradition of rejecting calamity in Padang Pariaman province - The declaration of 1 Ramadan has been announced by the government in the Isbat trial, which stipulates that 1 Ramadhan 1439 Hijriyah falls on May 17th, 2018. Some communities practice traditions in their respective areas. But never forget to miss the community is doing pilgrimage to the tomb of their family and ancestors.

Tradition of hereditary done, there is who cook together as a form of gratitude for the abundance of provision given by God Almighty because given the opportunity to meet with the holy month of Ramadan.

Seeing the area in Pesisir Selatan District, West Sumatra, there is a tradition called Balimau Paga. This is a traditional culture but also as a place to strengthen the hospitality among people in the surrounding area.

Layer of society and Kerapatan Adat Nagari (KAN) as well as children of nagari District IV Jurai, Pesisir Selatan Regency performed Balimau Paga tradition in Timbulun Painan baths.

"A total of 182 nagari in South Pesisir District are nagari that are able to maintain Balimau Paga sustainability up to now, including one in Nagari Inderapura, and continue to be preserved, and present as cultural citizens in the South Coast" said Sekdakab south coast, Erizon, on Tuesday, May 15th 2018.

Erizon explained, Balimau Paga tradition is part of the tradition of welcoming Ramadan, where at that time also appeared various traditional arts activities that encouraged the community as a tradition to enliven the mosque.

In contrast to Padang Pariaman district, West Sumatra. Hundreds of citizens held a procession of rejecting calamity or walking while carrying torches to welcome the month of Ramadan 1439 Hijriyah.

In addition, these activities are carried out by making exhibitions or other activities related to the activities of rejecting calamity so as to attract tourists both within and outside the country.

One of the scholar who led the activity, Muhammad Idris in Koto VII, said on Tuesday night, "This is an annual activity to increase the piety to Allah and pray to avoid the calamity. Readings to praise Allah"

"About the use of torches as lighting as well as a symbol of the spirit to perform activities, and also the implementation of this rejection of calamity of things that will damage the fasting" he said.


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