This ceremony gives youngsters a chance to meet-up and get to know each other. It starts with a sacred ritual with an elderly leader praying for happiness and welfare. Young women, accompanied by their parents, show up in magnificent colorful traditional dresses, while the young men also wear their finest attire to attract the girls. Young couples will be invited to ride the swings and recite some prayers. Locals believe this ceremony will bless the young people to help them find their future life partners.

This tradition is practiced on all the islands, most commonly on Wangi Wangi and Kaledupa.

Young Girls participate in Kabuenga - Photo by Guntur