Megibung is an unique tradition come from eastern part of Bali. Megibung word come from gibung on the based with me- to be prefix. Gibung means an activities carried out by many people around 5-7 person, which is shared between one person and another. Megibung means a activities do with 5-7 person , that sit together and discuss with their opinions and eating together at one big plate. it's called Dulang. In The day, Karangasem people's used a nampan to be the place of Megibung tradition. The menu's in this tradition such us sate ( satay ), lawar ( mixed between vegetables with meat) , a cut of suckling pig, komoh ( soup ) atc, on the based , the Megibung menu's are made from pig, but to day it's can be change to chicken, goat, or cow.
( Megibung preparation )
This tradition owned by the Karangasem people's. Unconsciously Megibung tradition come be a icon of Karangasem regency. The generally megibung tradition held in God ceremony but the Karangasem people's held this tradition at Human ceremony and at their activities. At this ceremony will invite their family and partner, usually in megibung tradition always discuss some topic like the ceremony or something unique during the ceremony.
Megibung Tradition in Story
( Megibung Story )
Megibung tradition introduced by King of Karangasem that I Gusti Agung Ketut Karangasem Anglurah around 1614 Caka or 1692 century.This tradition was brought by I Gusti Agung Ketut Karangasem Anglurah win the war in conquering kingdoms in Sasak, Lombok. In the past, when the soldiers were eating, the king made a rule to eat together in a circular position called Megibung. In fact, the king who ate together with his soldiers.