Erau Culture Event Borneo
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are various other rituals and ceremonies designed to mark
important events, too numerous to mention one by one. Erau is usualy
held at Tenggarong East Kalimantan, Indonesia from 22-28 September each
year, but due of the Erau event has become an international festival
with recommendation of UNESCO, Erau Event
is now-a-days held at different dates. For the latest update, please
Paray is a ceremonial feast of the Kutai Kingdom. It starts with
the worship of the ancestors and the offering of thanks. Many Dayak
Tribes will show here their kind of culture and ceremony style.
Erau ceremony was held by Sultan "Aji Batara Agung Dewa Sakti" at
around 1305, since then the Erau Ceremony is held each appointment or
replacement of the Sultan Kutai Kartanegara.
it's development during the years, the ceremonial ritual of Erau of
replacement of the King, or also for the title of King of the leaders
or community leaders who are considered to render the Kingdom.
a Erau Ceremony, all citizens come from all corners of
Kalimantan with the provision of food, livestock, fruits, and also the
the end of the period of the Kingdom of Kutai in 1960, the area has
autonomy and is called "Kutai Kartenegara Regency".
Now-a-days Erau tradition is still a party of the people and
culture, and became a routine festival to
celebrate the anniversary of the city Tenggarong ( 28
Sepetmber 1782 ), Erau is held almost each year between 22-28
|Several Ceremonies that may can
be seen at Erau are :
Jenggeu is the ceremony of the Medang tribe in the Muara Ancalong and
Muara Wahau district, Kutai regency, which is accompanied by
other rituals such as Uding, Dang Tung, Ne Legur , Ne Lei, Ne Blok and
Nam Bleu. Also held are traditional sporting events as well
as dances such as the Jong Nyelong, Ngeway and Ding Suk.
Erau Hudeg or Hudeg Feast is a ceremony performed by the Bahau tribe in
Long Iram and Long Bangun, Kutai regency – where is this?
This feast is held after the harvest season as an expression of
gratitude. It lasts for several days and is accompanied by traditional
dances and sporting contest.
Dangai is a ceremony held by
the Bussang and Penihing Umak Suling Dayaks in the hinterland along the
Mahakam River, in the Long Pahangai and Long Apari districts, and in
the hinterland of the Kutai regency in East Kalimantan. It is also held
by the Kayan Dayaks in the hinterland regions of Bulungan regency.
is held after the harvest season, and usually lasts for ten days and
ten nights. It starts with the worship of the ancestors, with food
offerings for the gods and the spirits of the ancestors. Girls circle
the offerings, dancing and singing in worship of the ancestors.
Tepung Mawar ceremony is held at the same time for girls entering
adulthood to ensure that they will get good, honest and responsible
Newly born babies are given
highlight of the Dangai ceremony is a wrestling contest between men,
which takes place on rotten rice spread on banana
leaves. While the match goes on, women dance and sing in a
circle around the arena, stamping their feet all the while.
Palas Tahun is the thanksgiving
ceremony of the Malayu Kutai tribe in Muara Bengkal, Kutai Regency,
East Kalimantan. It lasts for three days and three nights, and is
accompanied by traditional dances and sporting events.
originated from the Kutai Sultanate. It is held in addition to the
tribal Erau feast to honor the guest.