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Traditional Kenduri

Kenduri is a mechanism of community social life built since long time. The essence of ritual ceremony of kenduri is to share in the form of cooked food. In general, these dishes brought to the home to be enjoyed with family. This ritual ceremony is also one of the forms of connecting the ropes of brotherhood to form the wholeness and restore the rift around society.
Purpose Kenduri
Kenduri or kenduren or Sedekahan have a purpose to teach the community to be willing and accustomed to share some of their sustenance to others peoples. This ceremony was also one of the form thanksgiving or the expression of gratitude, especially to God. They offered prayers in thanksgiving for his safe arrival (Selamatan). Another goal is to ask for the smoothness of everything desired (dihajatkan) of the organizers.
Traditional ceremony
In Java, this traditional ceremony the led by Rois or society of Java; they are called Kaum, and was followed by the head of the family (male only). In general the different types of food at the Kenduri, include: tumpeng, sego golong, peyek, gudangan, ingkung chicken, tempeh, potatoes vegetable, kluweh vegetable, kolak, apem, jajanan pasar, sticky rice, savory rice (Nasi Gurih), and others. All the food is usually made by the perpetrators Tradition, but there are also through services or catering services, all using the same cooking contents.
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Each type of food in Kenduri has its own symbolic meanings such as: Tumpeng has a symbolic of prosperity. Sego golong presented or Dewi Sri or Rice Goddess or Goddess of Fertility. Apem symbolizes forgiveness and others.
If Kenduri traditional ceremony is over, food is distributed. Then the owner of the house is set aside a little chicken and savory rice; which is called Inheritance or food separated in traditional rituals. Distributing the cooked rice is called Carik. For those who can't attend or don't have a special representative, food distributed is usually done through the nearest neighbor.
Kenduri Among-among
The tradition of "Among-Among" is also a traditional ceremony such as kenduri, but not wear the ingkung chicken. The food served is also different, for example; gudangan vegetables, eggs and rice. Who participated in the event tradition "Among-among" only a partially or half of the community and not the whole and usually for Tradition Weton (month of birth somebody according to the Javanese calendar).
If the community hold this ceremony, guests are usually invited to come, and often through the circular letter or through the information space. In general, this traditional ceremony will use the information space openly. While the traditional ceremony "Among-Among" is they provide information through "door to door" in providing information. So in this ceremony only people are selected or the nearest house only.
Type (Class) Kenduri
Kenduri Among-Among (Class)
  • Kenduri Mitoni is the ceremony to commemorate the pregnancy of the child in the womb (about seven months old).
  • Kenduri Weton or wetonan is the ceremony to considering the birth date of someone according to Javanese calendar.
Kenduri (Class)
  • Kenduri Syukuran is the expression of gratitude for something desirable has been achieved.
  • Kenduri Suronan is traditional ceremony to commemorate the night of 1 Suro, and New Year of Islam (1 Muharram).
  • Kenduri Selikuran is the ceremony to commemorate the fast has reached 21 days.
  • Kenduri Badan Holiday is A celebration of custom which is done when the fasting day is over and the start of Hari Raya Lebaran (Indonesia celebration). They shook hands at the ceremony.
The ritual ceremony is still performed by rural communities and urban communities. Scope in the culture and Traditional Kenduri is still a destination or interest in society.
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