Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Environment and Sustainability Issues, ICESI 2019, 18-19 July 2019, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Local Wisdom of The Lomban Tradition (Sedekah Laut) As An Effort Sustainable Development of Environmental Stability For Coast Community

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.18-7-2019.2290356,
        author={Naila Rahmaniyatul Wulida and Gaby Lasmaria Rajagukguk and Akbar  Kurniawan and Thriwaty  Arsal},
        title={Local Wisdom of The Lomban Tradition (Sedekah Laut) As An Effort Sustainable Development of Environmental Stability For Coast Community},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Environment and Sustainability Issues, ICESI 2019, 18-19 July 2019, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICESI},
        year={2019},
        month={12},
        keywords={local wisdom lomban sustainable development environmental stability},
        doi={10.4108/eai.18-7-2019.2290356}
    }
    
  • Naila Rahmaniyatul Wulida
    Gaby Lasmaria Rajagukguk
    Akbar Kurniawan
    Thriwaty Arsal
    Year: 2019
    Local Wisdom of The Lomban Tradition (Sedekah Laut) As An Effort Sustainable Development of Environmental Stability For Coast Community
    ICESI
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-7-2019.2290356
Naila Rahmaniyatul Wulida1,*, Gaby Lasmaria Rajagukguk1, Akbar Kurniawan1, Thriwaty Arsal1
  • 1: Universitas Negeri Semarang, Indonesia
*Contact email: nenaila240@gmail.com

Abstract

The city of Jepara as a port city with the existence of its marine wealth has a tradition every Shawwal month which is often referred to as Lomban. This tradition does not only contain the religious, socio-cultural, and economic values of the community but also contains the value of local wisdom in preserving the environment. Lomban is a form of tradition offerings to the sea. Especially in Jepara, the buffalo head is usually used as the main material to be offered. This tradition contains local wisdom that supports sustainable development efforts for Indonesia. This study uses a qualitative descriptive approach to give a careful description of certain condition or symptoms in the object of study. Techniques for collecting data through Participatory Observation, In-depth Interviews, and literature studies. The result show that Lomban's tradition in Jepara is often done a week after Eid al-Fitr with several processions that color before and after the offerings. This tradition as a representation of expressions of gratitude, asking for safety and blessing to the God. In addition, the values of local wisdom in the tradition cover all aspects of human life. The natural materials used in the offerings indirectly give them awareness in an effort to stability the environment as sustainable development.