Batalam Eating Tradition: the System of the Local Wisdom Value in Heritance of the Banjar Tribein Paluh Manan Village, Hamparan Perak Sub-District, Deli Serdang Regency, North Sumatera
Tradition is the elements of universal culture, and culture itself is the whole mind and the results of human work. Besides, tradition is also a habit that is carried out from generation to generation by people in different places that must be obeyed and done by the local community. Like the tradition of Batalameatingof the Banjar tribe in Paluh Manan Village, Hamparan Perak Sub-district, Deli Serdang Regency, North Sumatra. The tradition of the Batalam eating itself is a local wisdom that has its own value and meaning, especially for the Banjar tribe. This researchwas aimed at describing the development of the Batalameating tradition on the Banjar tribe, identifying the symbols and meanings contained in the Batalameating and what values are contained in the tradition of the Batalameating on the Banjar tribe. This research used a qualitative method with an ethnographic approach. The selection of informants was done by using a purposive sampling technique. The data collection techniques in this research were observation, in-depth interviews (depth interviews) and documentation studies obtained in writing or verbally. From the results of this research, the data that the Batalameating tradition itself was still preserved in various traditional rituals, especially in weddings and even inherited from generation to generation as the local wisdom in the hope that the tradition would not be eroded by the times, so the symbols and meanings contained in the Batalameating could be interpreted well, and the values contained in the tradition of the Batalameating were the honor, togetherness, management in life, status quo, etc.