In Toraja, there is a big funeral party to showing respect to the person who passing away. This ceremony called RAMBU SOLO. This ceremony is so hilarious.
Host will greeting the guest with a lot of dish and dance. There is 4 diferent level of Rambu Solo ceremony, refer to Toraja social status:
1. Dipasangi bongi: the ceremony that held for one night only.
2. Dipatulung Bongi: the ceremony held for 3 nights, and the host will serve livestock to the guest. 3. Dipalimang Bongi: the ceremony held for 5 nights, and the host will serve livestock to the guest. 4. Dipapitung Bongi: the ceremony held for 7 nights, and the host will cut their livestock everyday and serve it to the guest.
The highest level of Rambu Solo ceremony will be held twice a year. The first called Aluk Pia and the second is called Rante. Rante will be held on special ground field because there is so many rituals will be held. The rituals are: 1. Ma’tundan, 2. Mebalun (wrapping corpse) 3. Ma’roto ( decorating the coffin) 4. Ma'Popengkalo Alang ( removing the coffin from house to granary) 5. Ma'Palao ( bring the coffin frim granary to the final destination, grave yard).