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Home :: Culture & Spesifik B/F/TEDHAK SITEN
Tedhak Siten or setting child's foot on the land or usually called as pitonan. It is a ceremony when a child set his foot for the first time, and held when the child is seven month old. The ceremony initiated by a procession of hadrah singers, and followed by rebana striker, then the relatives carrying completeness of the ceremony, that is a ladder made from "wulung" sugar cane, chiken coop, various flowers, stationery and a dish of yellow rice served in a cone shape. The child and the mother guided by a shaman set his foot on seven colours of Jadah (a kind of food made of rice)that is red, black, white, yellow ( meands human desire or passion ), pink ( means the unification of red and white blood from the mother and father ), blue (means sky or wind ), and purple (means a perfect life). Then the child is guided to clim the leader, intended to have the noble life. And after that, the child is it on jenang blewah (a kind of cake made of sticky rice flour, palm sugar, coconut milk, put in gourd and steamed). After the ceremoniy, the child is bathed in a tank contained various flowers, and then put into the chicken coop white the ceremoniy completenees that will be chosen by the child. At last, the ceremony is closed by eating " rice with seven muzzle and folowed by entertainment.

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