Local Wisdom in Kalimantan Community Rites at The Country Border: Basis and Strengthening Attitude to Defend the Country
Keywords:Local wisdom, rites, defend the country, patriotism, community development
In literature, there are many studies on the values of local wisdom. However, no research on their existence in community rituals at the border and relevance to the attitude of defending the country. Here, the purpose is to demonstrate the values of local wisdom in the rites of the Indonesian border community and their relevance to strengthening the attitude of defending the country. This descriptive qualitative with ethnographic method research was conducted in Bengkayang, Sanggau, and Sambas Regency, West Kalimantan. The findings determined that the values contained in the rites of the people of West Kalimantan are very diverse, namely the Amping Party, Srakalan, Upacara Bepapas, Tradisi Tepung Tawar, Besamsam, and Tahun Baru Padi. They all show divinity, togetherness, cooperation, justice, hard work, economic fulfillment, and love for the homeland, which are relevant to strengthening the attitude of defending the country, as mentioned in Pancasila. The practical implications of this study are important to unite the community in the strong bond to defend the country.