Lake Toba Charm Carnival 2017 to be hosted in Balige

Published on : Monday, August 21, 2017

Lake TobaTobasa regency administration, along with support from the tourism ministry and North Sumatra tourism department will hold a huge event called Lake Toba Charm Carnival 2017 in Balige, Toba Samosir regency on August 26.

Toba Samosir tourism and culture department head, Ultri Sonlahir Simangunsong said, “This annual event is back after the instruction from President Jokowi who wanted this to be made into an annual agenda, the celebration will be like last year. The event aims to unify the nation because culture is a very strategic tool in strengthening the nation’s unity while also introducing the wonder of Lake Toba to the world.”

This event will showcase a cultural carnival in Balige, people’s party, boats parade in Lake Toba, music performance, dance performance, Batak opera, food trucks and food festival.
Ultri said, “There are about 2,000 participants in total, 500 of them are stationed for manghunti tandok, which is a woven sack filled with rice that is put on the top of a woman’s head. There are other members who will play the trumpet and other musical instruments.”

Among the participants are members of the Regional Device Organization (OPD) in Tobasa regency, seven regency representatives from the Lake Toba area and 16 representatives from districts and BUMN/BUMD who will be displaying their decorated cars during the parade.

Lake Toba is one of the biggest lakes in Indonesia and was formed 57,000 years ago and has earned the reputation as the deepest lake in the world, the biggest volcanic lake in the world and second biggest lake in the world after Victoria Lake in Africa.


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