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Paper ID: 119

Philanthropic and Ecological Values in Merti Desa Tambakbayan Tradition of Tambakboyo Village, Tawangsari District, Sukoharjo Regency

D T Ardianto and S Mataram

Lecturer of Visual Communication Design Departement, Faculty of Art and Design, University of Sebelas Maret, Indonesia


The Javanese tradition is manifested in various forms, one of which is Merti Desa Tambakbayan tradition in Tambakboyo Village, Tawangsari District, Sukoharjo Regency. This annual tradition is a heritage to maintain culture and environmental balance. This study seeks to describe the philanthropic and ecological values ​​in the Merti Desa Tambakbayan tradition. This research is a case study with objects of study in the forms of traditional events. The data sources are the Merti Desa Tambakbayan tradition events, documents, and interview results with informants. The obtained field facts show the existence of philanthropic and ecological attitudes in the community such as eating together and exchanging meals, as well as mutual cooperation activities to clean up the environment around the village regardless of social status. These attitudes are essentials, especially when several society members are experiencing economic difficulties due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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