Pub. Date: rev 2011
Pages: 6 (4523 words)
Format: PDF
File Size: 309 KB
SKU: IDN-Soc-054

 

Table of Contents
  • General Overview
  • Specific Superstitions
  • Other Superstitions

Indonesia Superstitions and Folklore

A profile of the folklore, legends, proverbs, and superstitions of Indonesia
Highlights of This Profile
Ever wonder about strange behavior? Understanding the fears, myths, taboos, proverbs, legends, and folklore specific to Indonesia will help you get a handle on all kinds of cultural oddities. Superstitions have the potential to affect everything from government, politics, business, public life, family life, travel, and social conduct. Understanding them can prove advantageous for what travelers and business professionals might expect and how they can approach or prepare for their foreign counterparts in and from Indonesia. Youíll avoid potential faux pas, get familiar with local customs, and educate yourself about what people are doing and why.

This colorful report provides a deeper look at an array of lore that includes anything from spirits, ghosts, monsters, urban myths, old wivesí tales, occult practices, and luck charms.  It takes selected major superstitions, legends, and folklore of Indonesia and discusses their origins, their stories as told in the country, and associated traditions. It also includes proverbs and sayings unique to the country.

Find out how superstitious Indonesians really are and learn about their taboos and fears, both old and modern alikeóanything from good and bad luck charms and actions, holidays such as New Yearís, numerology, money, birth and pregnancy, weddings, death and dying, maladies, animals, food, house and home, colors, and more.  Not only is it fascinating, itíll give you something to talk about.

Table of Contents
  • General Overview
  • Specific Superstitions
  • Other Superstitions

Who Should Buy This Profile
This report has a broad appeal and will offer interesting tidbits for business professionals, travelers, travel agents and planners, tour organizers; exchange groups; government officials, diplomats; public relations, marketing, advertising, and media specialists; trade professionals; educational institutions; students; religious organizations; missionaries; non-profit groups; non-governmental organizations (NGOs); overseas aid organizations; persons relocating to Indonesia; and anyone interested in learning about Indonesian superstitions and behavior.
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