Ciletuh sabilulungan festival, a cultural event organized by the local community in National Geopark Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu, assisted by the Government and various stakeholders held on November 19 to 20, was attended by many people from different areas in West Java. According to Endang Sutisna, this festival is one of the real action of the citizens in the Region National Geopark Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu to participate in preserving the culture that forgotten as a impact of the massive modernization in recent times. Enthusiastic of locals there to attend and participate there is very real, about 500 local residents attended to participate in an event held in two days.
The number of tourists who came to attend this event is increasing the local resident turnaround of economic value, such as homestay, restaurants and souvenirs. The event was opened by H. Dana Budiman, Sukabumi Regency Asistant Regional and was accompanied by Ciemas Head District. Lots of local art displayed at the event, such as music sawadah, Karang Tumaritis martial arts, traditional dances cepet and display the typical batik pakidulan of Geopark Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu, etc.
Ciemas Head District said Ciletuh Sabilulungan festival is an inspiration and motivation for the respective circles to preserve, experiment and revitalize the cultural arts in Geopark Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu for decent livelihood for the perpetrators of art and culture in the region and an value-added to the National Geopark Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu as a world class tourist destination and a destination for major local and foreign tourists who want to see the beauty of the landscape in the Geopark Ciletuh and also the wealth of its cultural arts.
Oleh: Ilham Mochammad Saputra