KA SA'O CEREMONY
This ceremony aims to officiate a traditional house (Ka Sa’o), whose process involves the entire community. The ceremony begins with a discussion between the house owner and family members, continued with their clan, and then the entire kampong inhabitants. The process then moves on to establish Ka Sa’o organizers to discuss the various aspects of Ka Sa’o: the feast, appeal for the ancestors’ instructions, dividing work, preparing a list of requirements and the necessary budget.
The process includes an appeal for the ancestors’ instructions to determine who among the family in the traditional house takes on what role, such as wearing wuli, bela (gold earrings), loda (traditional jewelleries), slaughtering buffaloes and swines, parading the weaved basket containing rice (rene bhodo), receiving rice from the kampong’s inhabitants, as well as who will be in charge of the meat and rice.
The culmination of Ka Sa’o is 2 days long. The first day is more about dance procession and introducing the house; with the feast provided by the host. While the second day concentrates on the slaughter of animals brought by relatives and also, another feast.