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Festival Danau Toba : Showcasing Batak Culture and Sports midst amazing Lake Toba

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Festival Danau Toba : Showcasing Batak Culture and Sports midst amazing Lake Toba

8 Sep 2013 -  14 Sep 2013



Festival Danau Toba (FDT) 2013 - or Lake Toba Festival - that was originally planned for June-July, has now been postponed to 8 - 14 September 2013 to allow districts all over North Sumatra to better prepare themselves to participate and to make the event into an exceptional occasion for the public and tourists alike. The Festival will cover comprehensive activities from music, arts and crafts, to traditional sports competitions to environment conservation activities.

To be held by the Regency of Samosir,at the Batu Hoda Beach by Simanindo on Samosir island and at the Open Stage of Pangururan at Pasir Putih Parbaba,the Lake Toba Festival takes the theme: Arga do Bona ni Pinasa, meaning the Most Meaningful Village. The island of Samosir, which lies in the middle of the expansive Lake Toba, is believed to be the birthplace of all Batak clans who are now spread over a large area in North Sumatra.

In the Arts and crafts, the Festival will feature traditional Tortor dance competitions, Gondang, drama , carving, Ulos weaving competitions, and of course there will be an Ulos Fashion Show. There will also be competitions in story telling, drama, and a whole lot more. The entire gamut will showcase the many and varied Batak cultural expressions.

Of course an important feature will be the choir competitions. The Batak are famous for their beautiful and powerful singing voices and church choirs that can mesmerize entire congregations.

Main feature of the Festival will be the revival of almost forgotten traditional sports that are hoped to be included in national competitions. Among these are Margala. (hide and seek), Umban or catapult competition, reminder how in the Bible, David succeeded to kill Goliath with a simple catapult. There will also be marukkor (diving) ,marlage (long distance swimming) competition, dragon boat races, and more.

At the same time, hotels, homestays and villages will be kept busy cleaning up the environment, planting trees, and there will be competitions to be nominated for the Tourist Village category which requires innovations and creativity. Meanwhile, bands and singers will enliven this one week event.

For more information you can log on to : http://www.festivaldanautoba.com/

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Posted on 29 Aug 2013 at 15:46


panbran os

Posted on 29 Aug 2013 at 18:29

Arga do bona ni pinasa, untuk skala lebih besarnya "tanah airku tidak kulupakan". Terimakasih atas info Festival danau tobanya.

sobat petualang

Posted on 3 Feb 2014 at 03:33

hmm ..danau toba memang dahsyat... nunggu festival taun depan..kira-kira temanya apaya..

sobat petualang

Posted on 3 Feb 2014 at 03:35

nunggu festival taun depan.. kira2 temanya apa ya

Rebecca Sinaga

Posted on 6 Sep 2013 at 18:48

Berharap bisa ikut :( Pasti menarik dan eksotis. Enjoy Enchanted Toba Lake.


Posted on 26 Aug 2013 at 12:15

semangat dalam persiapan Festival danau Toba 2013 give the best :)


Posted on 26 Aug 2013 at 12:18


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Posted on 4 Sep 2013 at 09:53

"Mayoritas wisatawan mancanegara mengenal dan mengidentikkan Indonesia hanya sebatas Bali, mari ubah itu dengan warna baru festival Danau Toba untuk mengangkat dan memperkenalkan keindahan Danau Toba dan Pulau Samosir kemata dunia yang...

herman putra

Posted on 4 Sep 2013 at 16:59

Success for FESTIVAL DANAU TOBA 2013, show this event to around the world!!!

letare simamora

Posted on 5 Sep 2013 at 18:59

semangat untuk seluruh peserta lomba... terutama Solu Bolon.....

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