Thursday, May 10, 2012

Why Javanese People Take a Handful of Soil When Moved?

One of the Javanese tradition when someone move to a new house is take a handful of soil from the homeland to the new house and then spread of soil on the home page. The elder people said that this tradition will make people who moved in new house will be feel at home.

Don't be provocated by the post title. Of course not all Javanese people did that. Today maybe just minority of people stil use the tradition. I searched on Google but don't find anything about this tradition, so I write this to start a discussion, so we can share the practice in our culture. How about yours?


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