I Yayat U Santi (Firm and Tough). Taken from the language of the ancient Minahasa people (Tou Minahasa). Usually the shout I Yayat U Santi, is shouted by dancers of the Cakalele (War Dance), it means 'Lift the sword!'. I Yayat= lift, point,. Santi= sword, sabre, axe. Today it means the commitment to work hard to further development.
Loved by many because:
it foretells the future;
it symbolizes deep feeling
The seventeen feathers symbolize the independence day of the Republic of Indonesia, August 17;
The five tail feathers symbolize "Pancasila" (the national: "Five Principles").