Diposkan oleh Admin on Selasa, 22 Mei 2012
Are you familiar with racing?? What about buffalo racing? Yuhuuu, let's enjoy the post below about unique tradition in Sumbawa, "BARAPAN KEBO".
Barapan kebo in Sumbawa is traditional agrarian society. This tradition usually held in each growing/croping season. The tradition inherited from generation to generation as the ancestral habit by the people of Sumbawa. Initially, the tradition is being carried out as an entertaining in the rainy season which is always followed by the rice planting season. Society then in droves bringing their buffaloes, down to the rice fields. Plowing activity must have been an exhausting activity. Therefore the farmers need something funny to entertain them.
Buffaloes that were previously used as plower, finally became racers. The winning buffalo is the fastest one reaching finish line. Sensation of this event is watching at the jockey trying hard to control the racer buffalo, leading then to go fast and be number one.
Well, You must be prepared to wrestle with the mud, here in Barapan Kebo!!
Photograph by Paox Iben