The Tradition of Keti uta before the Harvest Season in the Aedari community in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

  • Zainur Wula


This research focused on the tradition of keti uta before the harvest season. This research was a qualitative study and the object was the tradition of keti uta (vegetable picking tradition) in the Aedari community, Detukeli District, Ende Regency, located in East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. This study found that the tradition of keti uta still prevails and that violating anakalo faiwalu (community) is subject to sanctions in the form of customary fines by paying cattle, goats and pigs according to their beliefs. This study concludes that the tradition of keti uta (vegetable harvesting) is a cycle in the management system of agricultural fields in Aedari and is carried out every year before the harvest season.