Customs of Indonesia – Indonesia is a cultural country.
With the cultural diversity of each region, it is not surprising if this country also has a variety of customs that are still preserved today.
Customs are carried out in accordance with the habits of the surrounding community, and from here the richness of Indonesian culture is increasingly felt.
Each tribe has different customs and traditions.
For example, the traditions of Javanese people are different from the traditions of Balinese people, even Papuans.
It’s good for you to know the various traditions and customs that are owned by various tribes in Indonesia so that the tradition is not easily claimed as the culture of other countries.
Understanding Indigenous Conditions
In general, customs are the attitude and behavior of someone who has been followed by others in a long period of time.
Customs are ideally able to reflect the soul and personality of a society.
This understanding is still very broad so it still has to be defined more specifically
In addition to this understanding, there are also some notions of customs according to experts.
Following are the opinions of some experts regarding the understanding of customs.
Jalaludi Tunsam, in his writings states that adat comes from Arabic “adah” which means habit or method.
As long as customs mean an idea that contains cultural values, habits, norms, and laws that are commonly practiced by the people of a region.
If adat is not obeyed, there are written and unwritten sanctions.
According to Koen, adat is a form of cultural manifestation that is described as a code of conduct.
Adat is also an unwritten norm or rule but its existence is very strong and binding.
Anyone who violates them will be subject to severe sanctions.
Harjito said that customary law is an unwritten law, with distinctive characteristics that guide the life of the community in carrying out justice and public welfare.
Example Of Traditional Java Conditions
The Javanese community is synonymous with the people who still adhere to the traditions of their ancestors.
The Javanese population has a variety of customs and traditions that are very interesting to review.
Starting from weddings, pregnancies, to death, the community still preserves adat in everyday life.
The majority of Javanese customs originated from ancestral heritage.
But along with the entry of Islam into Java, some customs and traditions experienced assimilation and began to change according to the teachings of Islam.
Here are some examples of Javanese customs that you need to know:
Ceremony Culture in Indonesia
This ceremony is usually held to commemorate the Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.
Every year, Sekaten is held in the North Square of Yogyakarta Palace and is attended by thousands of Yogyakarta residents and tourists.
Not surprisingly, this one tradition is also a main attraction so that it invites many tourists to witness in person.
At this moment, the Palace will hold a parade or a convoy of mountain products from surrounding communities paraded by courtiers and Kraton soldiers.
This custom is still preserved today because it is part of local wisdom.