Factors of belief in the petung weton tradition in Javanese weddings
The pre-wedding tradition in Javanese custom has wide varieties, one of which is petung weton. Petung weton is a process of merging, gathering, unifying, or summing up a person's birthday and hari pasaran, which is carried out before marriage and this process originates from the knowledge of the Javanese people obtained from their ancestors and passed down from generation to generation based on the Javanese calendar. This study aims to reveal the factors of a belief that exist in today's society regarding the petung weton tradition. The research data were obtained through interviews with 3 informants from Ngletih village, East Ngletih hamlet, Kandat district, Kediri district, and 3 informants from Sumberejo village, Ngasem district, Kediri district as residents who carried out the petung weton tradition before the wedding. Based on the study's results, it was found that among the factors of belief in petung weton in the traditional Javanese wedding tradition. The petung weton tradition had become a tradition, as evidenced by the many marriages that occurred after the petung weton was carried out. The marriage relationship that comes from the result of petung weton is perceived as harmonious even though it is not free from problems and difficulties, based on the experiences of other people who ignore petung weton before marriage will encounter many problems and difficulties during the marriage. In addition, petung weton is also believed to be able to get rid of bad luck in marriage. Another belief factor is that petung weton has been carried out for generations, from both sides of the bride's family carrying out petung weton before the wedding.