At night there held blessing ceremony at MBaru Gendang and every room in Mbaru Gendang (Drum House). Afterwards people will return to their houses and hold ritual in their house. Afterwards then they will return to Drum House and perform Sanda, Mbata or Congka, dances and songs until morning.
Penti is one of ritual of Manggaraian, in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia and until today this ritual still preserved. Penti is held to thanks God for good harvest and as medium of reconciliation among the hamlet members. Every descendants from Wae Rebo village will return home for this event which is usually held annually according to local calendar.
Penti is undertaken collectively in the main house called as Mbaru Gendang by sacrificing pigs or bulls according to guest invited. Penti started by ritual held outside the village such lingko (farm land), wae tiku, boa (cemetery), and compang (altar) to Mbaru Gendang. We’ang Boa (cleaning the cemetery), spirits were invited to participate in Penti. People take the ancestors spirit to Mbaru Gendang passing by watu pantas as symbol of repent and then stop by at Compang or altar. This ritual is very sacred.
Torok Manus is a prayer by taking cock from village elder to be slaughtered. Elder will read the cock’s liver about the future of the village.
In Penti, Caci dance is performed. Special for Wae Rebo, Caci dance only performed in Penti Ritual. Candi performed two men whip each other. The dancers usually shed blood from the whip. No winners. No one defeated in this dance, only friendship and arts. The closeness and arts must be proved by wound and shed it to the ground.
This event is attended by all Wae Rebo members, descendants, guests and also travelers.