Ngalaksa Traditional Ceremony as a Local Wisdom to Maintain Community Social Interaction

Nyai Kartika, Reiza D. Dienaputra, Susi Machdalena, Awaludin Nugraha, Agus S. Suryadimulya, Susi Yuliawati, Rony Hidayat


The Ngalaksa traditional ceremony is a legacy of the Rancakalong people's ancestors through their traditional arts. It is carried out as a form of gratitude for the harvest. This cultural activity can positively impact the community and the local government. It can be an event that can foster noble values in society, such as strengthening family relationships between communities. However, the potential of Ngalaksa traditional ceremony has not been exploited optimally. If managed wellit can become a cultural tourist attraction with the concept of cultural advancement. This research aims to reveal the values of local wisdom in the community through the traditional Ngalaksa ceremony. Using a qualitative descriptive method with a case study, this research was conducted in Nagarawangi Village, Rancakalong District, Sumedang Regency. The data were collected using in-depth interviews and observations to explain the research object factually. In addition, literature studies, document searches and field notes were also carried out. The data were validated using triangulation techniques. This research reveals the values of the Ngalaksa tradition, which presents the concept of interaction between humans, nature, and God, wrapped in a traditional ceremony. Hopefully, this research will be a conservation effort through community cultural customs activities to become a tourism potential and improve community welfare.

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