Pacu Jawi

buffalo race

Pacu Jawi (Buffalos Racing) is one of the famous sport event and cultures from  Tanah Datar, West Sumatera- Indonesia. This event was held in the rice field and is usually carried out at harvest rice, in order to harvest more lively atmosphere and fun. The race was held three times a year before the planting season.

Race Rules
Two cows tied to a plow and then a jockey tugging cows tail. There are five to 10 pairs of cows in each race.

Photo: Ervan Nanggalo

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