Proceedings of First International Conference on Culture, Education, Linguistics and Literature, CELL 2019, 5-6 August, Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Keeping the Tradition of Honoring Ancestors (Study of the Traditions of Sadran Gedhe in Gumelem Village, Susukan, Banjarnegara)

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.5-8-2019.2289794,
        author={Nurul  Friskadewi},
        title={Keeping the Tradition of Honoring Ancestors (Study of the Traditions of Sadran Gedhe in Gumelem Village, Susukan, Banjarnegara)},
        proceedings={Proceedings of First International Conference on Culture, Education, Linguistics and Literature, CELL 2019, 5-6 August, Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={CELL},
        year={2019},
        month={11},
        keywords={harmony javanese culture local wisdom value sadran gedhe tradition},
        doi={10.4108/eai.5-8-2019.2289794}
    }
    
  • Nurul Friskadewi
    Year: 2019
    Keeping the Tradition of Honoring Ancestors (Study of the Traditions of Sadran Gedhe in Gumelem Village, Susukan, Banjarnegara)
    CELL
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.5-8-2019.2289794
Nurul Friskadewi1,*
  • 1: Universitas Gadjah Mada, Faculty of Humanities, Indonesia
*Contact email: nurulfriskadewi@yahoo.com

Abstract

Sadran Gedhe tradition is a form of joint prayer rituals intended to remember ancestors who have died and to avoid danger. However, slowly the traditions that place togetherness, tolerance, respect for the older are now attacked by individualistic attitudes brought by the current of globalization. This paper aims to examine how the tradition of Sadran Gedhe which embodied the values of local wisdom persisted, and its relevance to the development of local cultural resilience. This research uses ethnography with qualitative descriptive methods by conducting observations, and in-depth interviews. This study found that the tradition of Sadran Gedhe contains three aspects, namely the form of worship, pilgrimage, and alms which have socio-cultural, psychological and religious values contained in Javanese philosophy. It is also a cultural festival that strives to preserve local culture. It can reflect the concept of harmony for a better life while still adjusting the development of the times.