Saturday, March 13, 2010

Nias culture

Nias District is one district in North Sumatra, which lies on the island of Nias. With Capital Gunungsitoli. Nias District has its own tourism mainstay in addition to traditional house and Dance namely war tradition Fahombo Jump Rock or the tradition carried out by a man wearing traditional clothes Nias, and leapfrog the local rock structure composed height of more than 2 (two) meters.

It is said that the event was created as a forum to test the physical and mental male teenagers in Nias late adulthood. Any adult male who was in the war must be passed down the rock ritual. Stones that have to jump over the monument-like building a pyramid with the top flat surface. The height was less than 2 (two) meters with a width of 90 centimeters (cm) long and 60 cm. The jumpers are not just piles of stones have to cross it, but he also must have the technical knowledge such as when landing, because if he landed with the wrong position can cause muscle injury or broken bones.
Besides the physical and mental test for eligible youth the war, this tradition also Fahombo considered as a requirement for those who are ready to get married, because for those who do not successfully jump over the stone is considered not appropriate for a girl's hand in marriage. Once famous jumping rock tradition makes this tradition has enshrined the pieces of money a dollar at the beginning of the 1990s with a picture of a man who was jumping Nias memorial stone.
by:erwan rosmana

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