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The villagers march around old megalith tombs in the village of Wainyapu, Kodi, to do a ritual for the ancestors before the Pasola begun. For many of the the Sumbanese, who still believe in the ancient animism called Marapu, the day around Pasola is considered holy. And many of them came from faraway village in Sumba to watch Pasola. Pasola is an ancient tradition from the Indonesian island of Sumba. Categorized as both extreme traditional sport and ritual, Pasola is an annual mock horse warfare performed in response to the harvesting season. In the battelfield, the Pasola warriors use blunt spears as their weapon. However, fatal accident still do occurs.
The villagers march around old megalith tombs in the village of Wainyapu, Kodi, to do a ritual for the ancestors before the Pasola begun. For many of the the Sumbanese, who still believe in the ancient animism called Marapu, the day around Pasola is considered holy. And many of them came from faraway village in Sumba to watch Pasola. Pasola is an ancient tradition from the Indonesian island of Sumba. Categorized as both extreme traditional sport and ritual, Pasola is an annual mock horse...
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Keywords:
  • Horse
  • Horseback
  • Indonesia
  • Megalithic Culture
  • Nusa Tenggara
  • People
  • Sumba
  • Traditional Sport