In each month of Muharram or Syuro in the Javanese calendar, not just farmers, fishermen also held a ritual to invoke the blessings of sustenance and safety. The timing of the picking sea change each year because of an agreement based on the calendar Qamariah and fishing parties. Usually held during the full moon, because the fishermen did not go to sea, remember when it happened tides .
The main objective is the ocean holding the ritual learned to invoke blessings for sustenance and safety as well as expression of gratitude to God.
In Muncar (about 35 kilometers from the town of Banyuwangi), this ritual evolved after the famous Madura turnout as sailors. Not surprisingly, Muncar Sea Offering Ceremony is always full of ornaments quotation Madurese. One of them, Sakera dress uniform, black clothes and carrying sickles, a symbol of the greatness of the brave citizens of Madura.
Sakera uniform is specially prepared for the ceremony and only worn once, there are other ceremonies or quotation Muncar Sea Offering Ceremony next year, should be made more uniform, for the sake of the sanctity of the ceremony. Sakera officers selected a big man. Usually they are looking grim and forbidding. With a thick mustache and big bracelets, Sakera also required to look funny.
Sakera also be safety nets ritual. They always walk in front of the offerings from the location of the ceremony escorted out to sea. They arranged for residents who want to scramble up the boat. Sakera similar Pecalang in Bali. Elders also customary to wear Sakera, all in black. The inside of the red and white striped shirt.
For fishermen Muncar, Muncar Sea Offering Ceremony is a great tradition that should not be abandoned. Selected day of the full moon, right on 15 in the Javanese calendar.
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