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Sakizaya

SakizayaBy Jun-nan Chen
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The Sakizaya have the year divided into spring or pasavaan, summer or ralod, fall or sadinsing, and winter or kasinawan, and conduct rituals according to different seasons. Sakizaya rituals are similar to those of other Ausstronesian peoples; millet or havay and dry rice or tipus are the most important staples. According to documents written in Japanese and stories told by Sakizaya elders, early Sakizaya rituals were conducted based on the growth of the millet, including Millet Sowing Ritual, Fishing Ritual, Collecting Ritual, Harvest Ritual and Storing Ritual.