Analysis of the Character of Responsibility in Pacu Jalur Traditions

Erlisnawati Erlisnawati, Sapriya Sapriya, Dasim Budimansyah, Hendri Marhadi


This study aims to analyze the character of responsibilities contained in the Pacu Jalur tradition in Teluk Kuantan, Riau Province. Pacu Jalur is a tradition that has been going on for a long time until now, which has become a characteristic and a pride for the Teluk Kuantan community which indirectly influences the lives of the local people. To collect this research data using qualitative methods with observation, interview and documentation techniques. Based on the results of the study it was found that in the Pacu Jalur tradition there are various characters/values that can be used as guidelines for people to behave in daily life. One of the characters/values contained in the Pacu Jalur tradition is the character of responsibility. The character of responsibility is illustrated from the initial preparation of the Jalur to the process of implementing the Pacu Jalur. Without responsibility Jalur in the process of making and during the process of implementing Pacu Jalur, the goals set will not be realized, in other words success will be difficult to achieve. This shows that the character of responsibility is very important possessed by each individual to achieve the goals set.

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