THE REWANG CUSTOM OF THE JOHOR JAVANESE COMMUNITY
Rewang or working together is synonymous with the Javanese community. This activity is merrier when everybody is looking for whatever responsibility to be handled. Before, the youths vied to become penanggah or kendarat meaning waiter/waitress. But nowadays the responsibility has diminished as dining is more to the self-service system and packaged inclusive of the waiters/waitresses
Usually, Rewang is held after the Isyak prayer, the late evening prayer, and after the end of Quran recitals on the evening before the sitting on the wedding dais ceremony of the bride and groom. Among the entertainment are bands, dances like kuda kepang, barongan, and joget, as well as karaoke. The guests are served with bone-beef soup.
Previously, self-made fireworks accompany Rewang as a closing. The fireworks are inserted into bamboo measuring six to seven inches. The ingredients are bamboo as the conical wrapper, charcoal made from cashew nut wood or rubber wood, sulfur, kalium nitrate powder called siaw, iron remnants, and molehill soil.
Rewang can strengthen family relationships and the local community without looking at status and positions, age, or gender.