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Stone Jumping (Hombo Batu),Nias

In the past, stone jumping was intended to prepare young people to be ready for war. Those who could jump over the stone (2 meters high) were considered mature and capable to join the war. All the dancers would put on colourful traditional dresses with feathered ornaments placed on their heads.

This was a huge ceremony and is very interesting because there are courageous jumps and heroic shouts. The performances can still be seen in certain ceremonies or as required by visitors for a relatively inexpensive fee.

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