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HUM 120: Indonesian Life and Culture (Temple)


Food Culture: Daily Meals - Breakfast: Breakfast often consists of warm rice porridge, or rice with dinner leftovers. Porridge is served in a savory style with soy sauce, chicken, peanuts, and bubur ayam (crackers), or in a sweet style, with mung beans, brown sugar, and bubur kacang ijo (coconut milk).

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Celebrating Life Customs Around the World

This is an excellent resource to learn about Indonesian life customs. Learn about . . .

  • Living with the Dead (Tana Toraja people of South Sulawesi, Indonesia):

    • "During this time the family live with the corpse, referring to it as though their relative were ill rather than dead. The family even goes so far as to serve the corpse three meals each day. The custom of living with the dead can continue for months or even years."
  • Nyabutan Ceremony (Bali, Indonesia):

    • "From the moment a baby is born in Bali, his or her feet are not supposed to touch the ground for 105 days...babies must be carried as the ground is considered dirty and impure and so contact with the ground would contaminate a baby’s soul."

How to Use Celebrating Life...

Once you've opened the ebook, click the EPUB Full Text link. This format makes it much easier to search this set of books. If that doesn't work for you, try the PDF Full Text link instead.

Celebrating Life Customs Ebook Page


To search for a particular word, such as a country, custom, etc., click Search Within.

Type your search term in the box provided, then click the search button. Example: handfasting

All of the pages throughout the three volumes of this encyclopedia that include the term handfasting are included in the list that appears under the search box.

Click the page links listed to go to that particular page. The term you entered will be highlighted in the text.

The tools for printing, emailing, and citing are located across the top of the window.

Celebrating life Search Within screen