History of benji jump
The benji jumping inspired of an ancestral ritual coming from the island of pentecôte (New Hébrideses), always practiced ritual and surrounded of a ceremonial that is clean to him.
This test will allow the young inhabitants of the village of Bunlap to affirm their courage and to become men.
A legend explains this ritual: A woman mistreated by his husband tempted to escape, she went up in a very high tree as having taken care to attach some lianas to her ankles, when his wanted husband to join it she jumped in the emptiness. This one seer that she had not gotten injured tempted the immiter but killed itself.
This ritual is always practiced but takes place according to very precise rules: all men of the village meet to construct a tower that will reach the 25 meters of height thanks to a superposition of logs together.
The tradition wants that during this period the women are put aside, they cannot approach the place of the jump.
Before the ceremony the surroundings of the tower are cleared and the earth ramolie by the men in order to absorb contact with soil. Every jumper chooses his lianas and spring of the tower with for objective to touch lightly soil with the summit of the skull, the fall being absorbed thanks to the lianas. If the jump is succeeded, it will be considered like a man is will assure the promise of a good harvest in the village.
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