Home Sayyang Pattudu traditional ceremony Sayyang Pattudu which means horse dancing, tribal society that was Mandar, West Sulawesi call events held in order to appreciate the children who khatam (finished) the Qur'an. For the citizens of the tribe Mandar, tamatnya their children read 30 juz of the Quran is something very special, so need to be thankful for having a party specifically with customary Sayyang Pattudu. This party is usually held once a year, coinciding with the month of Mawlid. Party featuring the dance attractions ornate horse while ridden by children who follow the event.
For people Mandar, khatam Al-Quran and custom events Sayyang Pattudu have close affinity with each other. This event still they preserved with a good, even people Mandar tribe who resided outside of West Sulawesi will voluntarily return to his hometown for the sake of following the event. Providing custom party has been going on for quite a long time, but no one knows exactly when first implemented.
The Summit of the khatam al-Quran by holding a traditional feast Sayyang Pattudu has its own charm. The event was enlivened by a horse procession around the village, driven by children who have completed khatam Al-Quran. Every child riding a horse that has been decorated in such a way. The horses are also trained to follow the rhythm of the party and be able to walk while dancing to the accompaniment of music, the beat of tambourines, and a string of typical Mandar poem that accompanies the procession.
When sitting on a horse, the participants who took part Sayyang Pattudu ordering systems will follow the prevailing standard for generations. In Sayyang Pattudu, participants sat with one leg bent back, knees facing forward, while the other leg bent with knee facing upwards and the foot rests on horseback. With a position like that, participants are assisted for balance is maintained when the horse is dancing. Participants will follow the rhythm Sayyang Pattudu liukan dancing horse with raised half his body upward as he shook his leg and shook his head in order to create a harmonious and charming movements.
When the show is running gala, the host and the women busy preparing various dishes and cakes to be distributed to the guests. The living room is filled with a variety of dishes presented on a tray that is ready to spoil the taste of the guests who come to the event.
The series of this annual event, usually attended by more than 50 participants each year. Typically, participants collected from various neighborhoods that exist in the village. Among the participants there is a special coming from the next village, and even some that come from outside the district, and outside the province of West Sulawesi.
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