MATSWAPATI!


Matswapati is a cultural festival that is made by my school SMAN 3 Bandung to celebrate Bandung’s birthday. The event was held on 27th September and took place in Lapangan Bali, it was a field near our school. Matswapati name came from a Wayang’s(indonesian puppet) name.

Every class had their unique traditional costumes and their own stands at Lapangan Bali and have to join the parade. Because it’s Bandung’s birthday so my class use Bandung traditional costume, the boys wears pangsi(sundanese clothes) while the girls wears kebaya. We must gather at seven o’clock and parade around bandung with our traditional costumes. It was fun because when we cross the street the cars and motorcycle keep honking at us so that we walk faster. We shouted “MATSWAPATI!” along the journey, it was really fun.

After the parade we went back to Lapangan Bali. The boys in my class go to the food fest and eat there. A few hours after that we feel bored so me and my friend went futsal against IPA 7, it was fun and we won the match even though only by 1 point. We went back to Lapangan Bali and watch wayang show it was really funny and most of the audience laugh.

In the afternoon the guest star Barsena start performing, he was really good and talented. After that another guest star glenn fredly perform he was awesome, but unfortunately i have to went home early because my parents already pick me up.

That’s all about MATSWAPATI i hope you enjoy reading it

 

STONEHENGE

It’s been a long time since a post in my blog, and now i will post about Stonehenge.

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in Wiltshire, England. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks. It is in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds.

Archaeologists believe it was built anywhere from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. Radiocarbon dating in 2008 suggested that the first stones were raised between 2400 and 2200 BC, whilst another theory suggests that bluestones may have been raised at the site as early as 3000 BC.

The surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC. The site and its surroundings were added to the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 1986 in a co-listing with Avebury Henge. It is a national legally protected Scheduled Ancient Monument. Stonehenge is owned by the Crown and managed by English Heritage, while the surrounding land is owned by the National Trust.

Archaeological evidence found by the Stonehenge Riverside Project in 2008 indicates that Stonehenge could have been a burial ground from its earliest beginnings. The dating of cremated remains found on the site indicate that deposits contain human bone from as early as 3000 BC, when the ditch and bank were first dug. Such deposits continued at Stonehenge for at least another 500 years. The site is a place of religious significance and pilgrimage in Neo-Druidry.

 

Source: Wikipedia