The view of Linow Lake, Tomohon, North Sulawesi. (Shutterstock/File)
Paimpuluan ne Tonsea (Minhasan people of Tonsea ethnicity) Community is hosting the Tonsea – Minahasa Cultural Festival that runs from Nov. 25 – 26 at Anjungan Provinsi Sulawesi Utara, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII), Jakarta.
“There will be a declaration of Tahun Kunjungan Wisata Sulut 2018 by North Sulawesi Governor Olly Dondokambey together with the North Sulawesi consultative leadership board (Muspida). There will be representatives from other countries as well,” said the event’s committee head, Johny Politon.
A National Seminar about the Cycle of Life of People of Tonsea Ethnicity is also being held as a part of the festivities.
On the second day of the festival, there will be a Cultural Parade consisting of 237 Kebeaaran dancers, four horsemen, Minahasa traditional dance and 1,000 people of Minahasa who live in different places.
The head of Paimpuluan ne Tonsea community Jorry S. Koloay said the people of Tonsea ethnicity who live in Jabodetabek feels that they need to take part in preserving the Minahasan culture.
“Wherever we are, that’s where we have to introduce and inherit the culture that we have. Be it in school, community, workplace or overseas,” Jorry said. (asw)