Adat Berjojak Melayu Rawa

Steep in tradition and superstition, the Rawa (Rao) community performs a ritual called "berjojak" (berjejak tanah in standard Bahasa Malaysia) for toddlers before they are allowed to step on the ground. This age-old ceremony dates back to the time of the royals in Rawa, West Sumatra, Indonesia where story has it that a child of a ... continue reading »