Fasting Tradition of Baduy People as A Way to Say Gratitude to God and Strengthen The Relation Among Baduy Residents

The life value of Kawalu

Fasting Tradition of Baduy People as A Way to Say Gratitude to God and Strengthen The Relation Among Baduy Residents


Kawalu ceremony conducted by Baduy residents is really interesting. There are noble values ​​that we can learn and we live in this life. How they can establish harmony, be it with his fellow and his natural environment. And they did not close the association even with residents from outside Baduy village. In addition they know and remember to always be grateful for all the abundant favors to him. Because they believe there is always a set in this life process. Kawalulah ceremony as a way they are grateful and thankful to the god who governs this life.

Break fasting tradition of Baduy 

Fasting Tradition of Baduy People as A Way to Say Gratitude to God and Strengthen The Relation Among Baduy Residents


These noble values ​​can be seen from their togetherness (all Baduy people, Baduy Dalam and Baduy Luar) when gathering in Kampung Cibeo (Baduy Cultural Center) to break their fasting for a full day. the tradition of breaking the fast will be held in the village of Cibeo. Meanwhile, to close the ceremony Kawalu will be held after even three months. The breaking of fasting was held at Cibeo village, followed by Baduy residents.
Fasting Tradition of Baduy People as A Way to Say Gratitude to God and Strengthen The Relation Among Baduy Residents


Both Baduy inside and outside Baduy. The breaking time is around six o’clock, or when the sunset time arrives. At the time of breaking the fast, first the customary leader (Puun) will lead to break the fast by saying prayers to God who has given life with all his mercy. The prayers are an expression of their gratitude and gratitude to the governing of this life. In addition they pleaded with Him to always be given salvation, blessing of his sustenance, health, strength and be kept away from all evil. In the process, according to tradition they always burn Menyan (incense). It is become tradition in every ceremony. And to break the fast they start by eating a Sirih called Nyeupah. Eat Sirih is a tradition in breaking the fast at this Kawalu ceremony. After eating Sirih the residents are allowed to eat dishes that are already available. Just as it is done by the Islamic religion, which is endowed to eat the fruits of Dates when breaking the fast. Then they will greet each other with gratitude for His blessing.

Read also, Kawalu: A Fasting Tradition of Baduy People

The break fasting event, giving value to the Baduy residents who follow it. Among them, they feel inner satisfaction after carrying out the obligations of Sunda Wiwitan teachings. Which teachings are used as a guide in living this life. In addition, breaking the fast together in the village of Cibeo this will indirectly strengthen the bonds among fellow residents Baduy.

Balancing the relation


Fasting Tradition of Baduy People as A Way to Say Gratitude to God and Strengthen The Relation Among Baduy Residents
So that will avoid any disagreements between them. That is the one that causes them to always get along with each other. There is no enmity, riot and hunger in this Baduy village. Because they are obedient to the rules, honest, mutual help, mutual respect and respect. Whether it is between villagers Baduy or with outsiders who came to the village of Baduy. After everything is done they will return to the village with a considerable distance.

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