Travelog: Ya’ahowu Festival at South Nias

I love to stay near the Sorake beach so much so I keep extending my stay day by day and I was informed that there will be a cultural festival in this south part of Nias, Teluk Dalam exactly, coverin parade from different area of their in their traditional costume and art performance in Bawomataluo village. Ohhh I’m so excited to watch another war dance and its singing along with Hombo Batu where they take turn to jumpin out the stone.

war dance costumes parade at the port at Teluk Dalam, Nias
A man in a unique war dance costume made from dried pumpkin, Bawomataluo village, Nias
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Travelog: Stone Jumping at Bawamataluo Village

The stone jumping is one of the famous traditional culture from Nias known as Hombo Batu in Nias language where the man will jump over a 1.2 meter rock stone. It was the culture they have when in the previous time they use that to jump over the enemy gate using their costume to disguise while doing so.

The real stone using in Hombo Batu at Bawamataluo village, Nias

I have a chance to watch the culture festival in the village where children have the jumping competition, start with the low height and getting higher and higher.

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