Values and local wisdom of Karonese Mengket Rumah Mbaru tradition in north Sumatera
Alemina BR Perangin-Angin, Robert Sibarani, Ikhwanuddin Nasution, Asmyta Surbakti
A house does not only mean a place to stay but also a symbol of prosperity and prestige in Karonese perspective; in addition, it is valuable in the social and cultural life. The tradition of Mengket Rumah Mbaru (entrance to a new house) is a ceremony of gratitude to God and becomes a medium of happiness which is shared to among family members and relatives since the owners have succeeded to build their own house. This paper is descriptive qualitative and the researchers were directly involved in the ceremony to discover the local wisdom of the tradition. Since this tradition has various local wisdoms, its implementation today has undergone changes in some respects because some of its elements are intentionally eliminated, substituted or no longer held. The values of local wisdom lying in this tradition are hardworking and preseverence, cooperation and family relationship, affection and concern, solidarity and self-belonging, gratitude, thankfulness, and sharing.
Alemina BR Perangin-Angin, Robert Sibarani, Ikhwanuddin Nasution, Asmyta Surbakti. Values and local wisdom of Karonese Mengket Rumah Mbaru tradition in north Sumatera. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 5, Issue 4, 2018, Pages 106-109