Father and Son Dancing Before Mass Circumcision


Circumcision is one of Islamic religion obligation. So it does in Sundanese tradition who has been following Islamic religion for long time ago. So circumcision has become an important part of Sundanese tradition. In Sundanese, a boy ussually get circumcised at the age of 6 to 8 years old. Ussually there would be 20 to 30 boys participated in the mass circumcision. Before the traditional mass cisrcumcision, the village hold a celebration party with traditional ceremony. The party intended to appreciate the boy who like to be circumcised and cheers them before circumcised. Also,the important one is to ask the bless of God, so the procedure will work safely.

The pictures above and below shows the son and father dancing to gather in traditional Sundanese music. This event happened in the Sindangbarang village, Bogor, West Java Indonesia. This village is one of village in West Java that stll keep the indigenous tradition of Sundanese. The father cheered the boy to be brave to have the circumcision on the next day.

About Arif Wibowo

Passion on Photography Live in Jakarta, Indonesia. Working in oil and gas company. Like traveling, bicycle, and photography. Born in Sukabumi, West Java. Graduate from Physics ITB 1985.
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