Legu Gam Festival 2019
23 March - 13 April 2019 | 08:00 - Finish
Ternate, MALUKU UTARA
lapangan Ngara Lamo, Kedaton Kesultanan Ternate, Salero, Ternate Utara.
Organized By : Legu Gam Moloku Kie Raha
Contact : Legu Gam Moloku Kie Raha ‑ firstname.lastname@example.org | 081355541110
Legu Gam Festival that has been held since 2002 invites back the spirit of the sultanate pride and the existence of Maluku culture as the motto says “Ternate Mercusuar Indonesia, Indonesia Mercusuar Dunia.” (Ternate the Light House of Indonesia, Indonesia the Light House of the World). Coincided with the anniversary celebration of the Ternate Sultan Mudhafar Sjah, this festival is filled with typical art and cultural performances of North Maluku and the folk festival Moloku Kie Raha.
The festival of Legu Gam begins with the Doru Gam, Kololii Kie, and Fere Kie rituals. Doru Gam is the ritual of the Sultan visiting certain places. Kololii Kie is the ritual of the Sultan sailing around Mount Gamalama. Fere Kie is the ritual of the Sultan climbing Mount Gamalama. After the three rituals, the Sultan is entertained with traditional dances. After the death of the Sultan of Ternate in 2015, the tradition has been continued by the royal family, local organisations, and local communities.
This year the festival is raising the distinctiveness of the Ternate Sultanate's symbol, Goheba Madopolo Romdidi or a two-headed bird. This symbol that is similar to the symbols of European countries in the past shows the sovereignty of the sultanate which has long established trade relations with European countries.
The city of Ternate on an island measuring 5681.3 square kilometres is located at the foot of Mount Gamalama, offering the view of the volcano and transparent blue sea. The mountain and underwater life tourisms are the main attraction of this region producing clove and nutmeg.
Posted on 15 January 2019