Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Social Sciences (ICSS 2018)

The Values of The Death Ceremony Tradition by The Local Community

Authors
Zoni Henki Singal, Ferdinand Kerebungu, Abdul Rasyid Umaternate, Maryam Lamadirisi, Veronike E. T Salem
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Zoni Henki Singal
Available Online October 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icss-18.2018.141How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Customs, Traditions, Death, Ethnography, Society, Culture
Abstract

Moral death ceremonies are always performed in several traditions that reflect aesthetic, cultural, and even religious values. People in the lower Kawangkoan village in the event of death, also perform some rituals based on existing traditions. This study used a qualitative approach. Data analysis using Fixed Comparison Method. The data were collected through by participative observation (Participant Observation), Interview, and Documentation. The results of the study are as follows: (1) The Minahasa people believe that death is a transitional period, in which the dead are only bodies, while the soul goes on a journey to another world. The intervention of a living person is needed in assisting the deceased, as the life of the life takes place. This concept of trust generates the creative power of expressing the behavior of people left behind by the dead. This condition then encourages the creation of solidarity among citizens. Some typical rituals performed by families and relatives after the funeral ceremony include: (1) Pasiar Kubur and Tumulir, this is done and is attended specifically by family or close relatives. In simple terms the grave's grave is a family tradition of visiting and cleaning the tombs of people who have just died and been buried. While the ramp is the ritual of offering food for the spirits. (2) Pupar Kobong, is a family habit / grieving relative, performed the day after the funeral of the corpse; and which is marked by the activity of gardening together. (3) Rituals of washing and the tradition of 'ba-coho' or hair wash (especially for women). This tradition is done and it is believed that all forms of distress from extant relatives or families are thrown into the sea by the shore. The values contained in the ceremony of death are religious values, the value of solidarity and aesthetic value. The religious value is that the community performs a funeral ceremony that is in line with the belief system adopted according to Minahasa culture. So, the ceremony is carried out in accordance with the applicable guidelines that exist in its culture. Local beliefs, the Christian tradition in this death ceremony that then form a holistic religious attitude. Social values appear to blend the whole society when they are in droves and spontaneously present at the funeral home and during the funeral ceremony. The value of an art can be measured by the presence of something beautiful from the work of man. The tradition of entertaining in the mood of singing followed by the dance is known to have some that are often applied or used like Masamper and Makaaruyen. Thus, traditional songs, dances and music are present as expressions of human feelings and emotions in the ceremonies of death.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Social Sciences (ICSS 2018)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
October 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-588-7
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icss-18.2018.141How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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