Pasola Festival

One of the most famous festivals in Sumba, Pasola, is a traditional ritualistic event where horsemen engage in a mock battle using spears while riding decorated horses. It typically takes place in February or March and is believed to be a way of appeasing ancestral spirits for a fruitful harvest.

Ratenggaro Cultural Festival

This festival takes place in the Ratenggaro village and highlights the cultural heritage of the region. It includes cultural performances and traditional games and showcases local craftsmanship, particularly the Tenun Ikat weaving tradition.