The life of Central Sumba which is still traditional is still thick with the cultural values of the local community. Various rituals are performed as a form of respect and to get closer to nature, god and ancestors that are still believed by most people. These rituals are rich in historical and cultural values which are very thick.
For those of you who want to take a close look at the traditional life of the Sumba community, it is unfortunate if you do not look closely at Central Sumba directly. Here are some of the customs and rituals in Central Sumba as follows:
Pawolung Manu: Ritual as an expression of gratitude symbolized by 2 roosters fighting as a sign of a successful harvest on land or at sea. Usually carried out by the community in the village of South Wendewa, Mamboro District.
Tauna Usu Manua: Ritual that shows the kinship of Humans and Animals (partridge) through a spell / mystic to call and feed in the palms of humans in special custom homes. Usually carried out by the community in the village of South Wendewa, Mamboro District.
Purung Ta Kadonga Ratu: Ritual as an expression of gratitude for knowing the growing season in the current year, the success or failure of the harvest in Central Sumba Regency. Through the traditional stages marked by the traditional symbols through the demonstration of Purung Takadonga Ratu traditional ceremony using cultural spears called Loda Pari and Mehang Karaga. Usually carried out by the community in Makata Keri Village, Katikutana District.
Purung Ta Liangu Marapu: Ritual as an expression symbolized by Stone or Gold that will bring Murkah or Blessing to future crops. Usually carried out by the community in Umbu Pabal Village, Umbu Ratu Nggay Barat District, which is held annually in October.