The Fiji Instances » Villagers proceed conventional ‘tabu’

Persevering with their conventional tabu, villagers of Lauwaki in Vuda engaged in an age-old follow noticed by their ancestors.

This week the villagers made their first harvest of yams which they devoted to the seven-month lengthy ban.

Lauwaki Methodist church pastor Sisaroa Uluilakeba stated this yr’s harvest was considerably vital because it got here at a historic second for the vanua of Vuda.

“This can be a crucial harvest this yr as a result of we at the moment are observing our tabu,” he stated.

“Loads of our males who’re a part of the tabu are utilizing their first harvest to mark this crucial event.”

He stated villagers from the 5 villages had been engaged in every day prayers conferences every night time as a part of the ban. “What this may do is admittedly strengthen our religion and our non secular progress.

“Not solely that we’re praying for the financial and sustainable growth of our individuals which is one thing we’d like throughout this time.

“We would like our kids to develop up in a growing neighborhood and village.”

He stated villagers observing the tabu, have been refraining from consuming substances corresponding to alcohol, and yaqona. The ban will final till December 31.

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