Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Science 2019 (ICSS 2019)

The Reconstruction of Cultural Values and Local Wisdom of the Tombulu Sub-Ethnic of Minahasa Community in the Walian Village of Tomohon City

Authors
Erick Lobja, Abdul Umaternate, Theodorus Pangalila, Hermon Karwur, Yohanes Burdam
Corresponding Author
Erick Lobja
Available Online November 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icss-19.2019.72How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Reconstruction; culture; local wiscom
Abstract

Each local community is an important part of several cultural research objects in Indonesia. This research tries to reveal the existence of several traditions of local cultural values which are still maintained by the Tombulu sub-Ethnic community in Walian village; as well as the background of the local community; while still maintaining and preserving these traditions and culture. The approach used in this research was a qualitative descriptive approach by using participatory observation and in-depth interviews. Some traditions that have been maintained until now are the tradition of gratitude/thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a phenomenon; because of its virtue. For the Tombulu sub-ethnic community; thanksgiving for what is given by nature is believed by the Minahasa people as a gift from the Creator as the Preserver of the Universe that should be grateful. This tradition was created; as a form of offering part of the harvest as part of Opo Wananatas. Another tradition is Mapalus. This tradition is a traditional system of mutual cooperation with the procedure of cooperation in rotation by each member for the public good. Mapalus activity is a shared awareness to work; think; et cetera. The Maengket dance tradition is performed to enliven the harvest ceremony as an expression of gratitude and joy towards God Almighty for the harvest they got. The background of Community still maintains traditions and culture in the Tombulu sub-ethnic; because they are considered as ancestral heritages; which must be maintained. The tradition of thanksgiving; mapalus; Maengket is considered as an identity for the Minahasa ethnic community; especially the Tombulu sub-ethnic group which is believed to have cultural meanings and values behind its implementation. The meaning and values are no other than as a form of gratitude to God Almighty for every providence and guidance in daily life.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Science 2019 (ICSS 2019)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
November 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-839-0
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icss-19.2019.72How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2019, 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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