Mandi Safar (1st draft)

Name      :  Lina Andriani

SRN         :  1401120996

Subject   :  Writing II/C

Lecturer :  M. Zaini Miftah, M.Pd

         Sampit city have a traditional culture who everyone swim on Mentaya’s river and it was called ‘Mandi Safar’. Not only the society but the government will join with this one. It was on Arba Musta’mir to reminded about the death of Husain bin Ali bin Abi Thalib who led his army to leave Makkah to Kufah. In general, it was a symbol of unity between the government and the society. Everyone who join the event have to wearing the sawang’s leaf on head or waist to protect them from the bad things. There are 41 kind of traditional cake like cucur, apam, wajik, etc., for everyone after the prayer at the end of the activity. Because the popularity of this tradition, Mandi Safar was an amazing Sampit culture ever.

Sampit : One of the city in Central Kalimantan

Mentaya’s River : The biggest and largest river in Sampit

Safar : The second month in Hijriyah calendar

Arba Musta’mir : The last of Wednesday on Safar’s Month

Husain bin Ali bin Abi Thalib : The grandchild of Muhammad

Makkah : One of the city in Saudi Arabia

Kufah : One of the city in Iraq

Sawang’s leaf : The green leaf with red line

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