DJIT GWEE, THE GHOST MONTH RITUAL OF THE ETHNIC CHINESE IN SEMARANG

Rahardjo, Keiko (2021) DJIT GWEE, THE GHOST MONTH RITUAL OF THE ETHNIC CHINESE IN SEMARANG. Other thesis, Universitas Katholik Soegijapranata Semarang.

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Abstract

This thesis explains the ritual of ghost month, Djit Gwee, which is preserved and performed by the Chinese (Tionghoa) in Indonesia who adhere to Confucian and Buddhist religions. There are three objectives of the study; (1) to know the procedure of Djit Gwee ritual in Chinese Semarang ethnic group, (2) to find out the functions of the Djit Gwee ritual in Semarang, and (3) to exhibit the reason Chinese Semarang ethnic group practice Djit Gwee ritual. The writer applied qualified apprroach. To collect data to answer the problems in the study, the writer conducted interviews with people who live in Semarang and who perform the ritual. The study found three steps of the ritual procedure, five functions of the ritual, and five reasons they do the ritual until now. The three steps of the ritual procedure are the opening (Pai Tian Kong), the middle (Ciak Peng), and the closing (Pakpui (卜杯)). The five functions of the ritual are to pay homage to ancestors, to remember all the good things from the ancestors, to get good karma, to strengthen family member’s relations, and to commemorate an important month. The reasons they do the ritual until now are to remembrance reminisce of ancestors, to become part of tradition and culture, to preserve culture, to carry out the message from ancestors, and to not forget ancestor. Chinese’s tradition, especially rituals that have been done by Chinese people in Semarang, have been passed down from generation to generation and closely related to the ancestors

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: 400 Language
Divisions: Faculty of Language and Art
Depositing User: mr AM. Pudja Adjie Sudoso
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2021 06:52
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2021 06:52
URI: http://repository.unika.ac.id/id/eprint/24714

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