Batak Calendar

Toba Batak people in ancient times have their own calendar. They divide a month by 30 days. They give names for each day of the month.

The first day of his name: Artia
The second day of his name: Suma
The third day his name: Anggara
The fourth day of his name: Young
The fifth day of his name: Boraspati
The sixth day of his name: Singkora
The seventh day was his name: Samisara
The eighth day of his name: Antian Ni Aek
Day of the ninth name: Suma Ni Mangadop
Day of the tenth name: Anggara Sampulu
Day of the eleventh name: Young Ni Mangadop
The twelfth day of his name: Boraspati Ni Tangkup
Day thirteenth name: Singkora Purnama
Day fourteen his name: Samisara Purasa
The fifteenth day of his name: Tula
The sixteenth day of his name: Suma Ni Holom
The seventeenth day of his name: Anggara Ni Holom
Day of the fifteenth name: Young Ni Holom
The nineteenth day of his name: Boraspati Ni Holom
Day twenty of his name: Singkora Moraturun
The twenty-first day his name is: Samisara Moraturun
The twenty-second day of his name: Antian Ni Angga
The twenty-third day of his name: Suma Ni Mate
The twenty-fourth day his name: Anggara Ni Begu
The twenty-fifth day his name: Young Ni Mate
The twenty-sixth day of his name: Boraspati Na Gok
Day twenty seven his name: Singkora Sit
Day twenty-eight his name: Samisara Buan Mate
The twenty-ninth day was his name: Hurung
Day thirty name: Ringkar

Name of the month in Batak calendar.

January Sipaha 10
February Li
March Hurung
April Sipaha 1
May Sipaha 2
June Sipaha 3
July Sipaha 4
Agustua Sipaha 5
September Sipaha 6
October Sipaha 7
December Sipaha 9

Time Sharing in 1 day (24 hours)

At 6.00 Binsar Mataniari
7.00 Pangului
8:00 am Tarbakta
9.00 pm King’s time
At 10.00 Sagang
At 11.00 Humara Hos
12.00 Hos
13.00 Guling
At 14.00 Guling Dao
At 15.00 Tolu Gala
At 16.00 Two Gala
At 17.00 Sagala
18:00 Mate
At 19.00 Samon
At 20.00 Hatiha Mangan
Hour 21.00 Hudon revealed
22:00 Sampe Modom Time
23:00 Sampe Modom Na Bagas
24.00 Tonga Borngin
At 1:00 am Haroro Ni Panangko
02.00 hours Tahuak Manuk 1
03.00 hours Tahuak Manuk 2
At 04.00 Tahuak Manuk 3
At 5:00 am Torang Ari

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Indigenous party Mangalahat Horbo

Pesta Adat Mangalahat Horbo

The Mangalahat Horbo Party is a custom event in Batak culture characterized by the slaughter of a buffalo accompanied by gondang music. It means that Mangalahat Horbo is cutting buffalo, where the buffalo will be cut or slaughtered at a milestone built in the middle of the village precisely in front of the bolon house in a village. The pillars will be decorated with the leaves of the banyan tree, the pillar is named Borotan. The use of roaring leaves is a symbol of holiness, because the banyan tree is considered a sacred tree.

At the time of the Mangalahat Horbo Traditional Festival will be accompanied by gondang music and Batak traditional dances. There are several types of dances that are usually performed on this custom party event. The dances are as follows:

  • Gondang Mula-mula, the dance performed as a prayer to Began Nabolon or the Creator of heaven and earth and all beings to give his blessing to the children of men, wealth, health and keep away from them during party activities.
  • Gondang Mula Jadi, a dance that symbolizes the prayer that has been promised is granted.
  • Gondang Lae-lae, is an application to the Almighty that buffaloes to be binded and slaughtered do not perform resistance when they are led to Borotan. The dangers of buffalo at the moment to Borotan will be a sign of how the event will take place.
  • Gondang Shata Mangaliat, dance movements of people who are participating in the party by performing dance movements while around Borotan, when the buffalo is slaughtered and then the meat will be distributed to the party participants according to their respective sections.
  • Gondang Marolop-olop, a dance where guests dance as congratulations to the party owners.
  • Gondang Siboru, is a dance performed by the youth to attract the heart of the idol and welcome her dancing.
  • Gondang Sidoli, the dance performed by the youngsters to attract the beloved youth of her heart.
    Pangondason Gondang, this dance is a dance where datu performs a spirit of ancestors to come to join the party event. Usually marked by the infiltration of the spirit to one party participant.
  • Tunggal Tortor Panaluan, is a dance performed by Datu or shaman to communicate with Debat Natolu to support the application of rain, descendants and success in life.
  • Gondang Sigale-gale, is a dance of a doll or statue that can dance to the sounds of gondang music. Sigale-gale is a statue that is created in such a way that it can perform movements like dancing while following the rhythm of the gondang.


To see the attraction of this dance can be seen in the Huta Bolon Simanindo Museum’s attractions, there are almost every day shown if there are tourists who come there. This tourist object is on Samosir Island precisely in Simanindo Subdistrict.