Must-See Events on Lake Toba

There are a number of great events happening on Lake Toba. They include cultural attractions, competitions, parades, shows, and much more. Book your trip today to explore the events and to get a sense of the land and the culture.

But only a few events are left before the end of the year. Hurry up and book your tour now.

Sipinggan Festival, Dec. 28

The event will feature Toba culture and entertainment in Sipinggan village, Samosir. Year-end is a peak season on Lake Toba, and this activity well fits the timing. Usually, a high number of tourists come to spend their New Year’s Eve on the lake. You need to make sure you have booked your flights and accommodations much ahead of time for taking part in this event.

Sigale-Gale Dance, Daily 10.30 am

Huta Bolon Simanindo Museum at Tomok presents the Sigale-gale dance every day at 10.30 am, assuming enough tourists show up. A sculpture made of wood that resembles a human being features the traditional dance. According to the legend, the doll originated from the story of a king in Samosir who lost his only son and heir apparent due to his death. The king had been in deep sorrow for a long time before he fell sick. Various treatments were given to him, but none was successful. Then some king’s advisers made a wooden statue that resembled his son. After the statue was ready, the advisers then performed several ceremonies including the calling of the spirit of the son to get into Sigale Gale, the statue. The spirit danced for his father and made the king happy and recover.

We have not heard about any event scheduled for 2018. Follow us to get posted.

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