Indonesia is rich in its culture, traditions, and cuisines. You can fly to all regions and find that each of them is different. Despite their uniqueness, you can see that we are united by the Indonesian language.
Let’s discuss one of the traditions from North Sumatra, called Fahombo.
Fahombo is one of the symbols of maturity for Nias people, especially for boys. They find this ritual very important as they place nails and bamboo spikes all over the surface of a 2-meter stone structure to jump through. Yes, they jump through a 2-meter stone structure to claim their maturity, to go to war, or to get married. They have been preparing for this ritual since they were ten years old. Would you like to prove your maturity by doing Fahombo’s ritual?
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