Home Maudu Lompoa TO reveal gratitude to God and hope to get more prosperity in the future, Galesong fishermen held a party called Patorani Galesong. This is a traditional festival gala. Thousands of people attended and many types of typical food are served.
The ceremony held in Galesong Beach, Galesong District, Takalar Regency, Province of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is located about 20 kilometers from Makassar city centre (Karebosi Field).
Appanaung Ri Je'ne is a peak of glorious custom ceremony namely Patorani Galesong. This is a procession to lead fishermen boats to the sea signing of hunting season, especially looking for flying fish eggs. Then Galesong fishermen sailed to the waters far.
Patorani Galesong ceremonies conducted during a week before end to the party. Patorani Galesong Processions are Accini Allo (see the good days to go down to sea), Abbeso' Biseang (pull the boats from the coast to the mainland), Annisi Biseang (a procession to prepare the fishing equipment up for six days), Apparada (paint the boats in order to looks more bright), Angngalle Leko Kaluku (preparing coconut leaves as a flying fish eggs wrappings), and Appanai Pakkajang (fill the boat with supplies).
The biggest ceremony namely Appanaung Ri Je'ne (encourage the fishing boat to the sea and sing traditional songs). Then Appassili (procession to float offerings to the sea) and Allappasa (release the fishermen to sea with wave of the family).
Galesong Fishermen Party has been set as the annual tourism agenda by the Government of Takalar Regency. This fishing party is continued with Maudu Lompoa ceremony to commemorate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad. The tourism agenda is called Week of Maudu Lompoa and Fishermen Party.
Galesong Beach can be reached by taxi or hotel transport facilities.
Quoted from :http://orbit99tours.blogspot.com/2010/02/maudu-lompoa-galesong-fishermen-party.html
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