KUPASONLINE.COM — Who doesn’t know Lombok? Pulau Seribu Masjid holds amazing marine natural wealth. However, visiting Lombok is not complete without witnessing its customs.
Not only natural scenery that spoils the eye, Lombok also has interesting customs or rituals that you need to know. Well, see the full information below.
1. Rebo Bontong Ceremony
Once a year, to be precise on the last Wednesday of the month of Safar, the Sasak people perform the Rebo Bontong ceremony. They believe that that day is the peak of disaster and disease, so a ceremony is performed to ward off reinforcements. The community believes that work cannot be done on Rebo Bontong Day. Rebo Bontong itself has a meaning, namely Rebo which means and Bontong which means breaking up.
Until now, the ceremony is still being held by the community in Pringgabaya District. Rebo Bontong has been passed down from generation to generation for hundreds of years. People will flock to the bank of the river, then jump in to bathe. They believe, if you take a bath on that day, the disease will disappear for a year and the relationship will be more closely intertwined.