Yearly Event

Grebeg Syawal Ceremony

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The ceremony is held yearly on the first day of the tenth month of the Javanese calendar (Syawal) at the tip of Ramadhan, the Muslim holy month of abstinence. Grebeg Syawal is a celebration control to commemorate the completion of the Muslim devoted abstinence duties. The ceremony is analogous to the Grebeg Maulud ceremony with its colorful Gunungan procession from Sultan Palace to the Grand Mosque.

 

Grebeg Besar Ceremony

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Held yearly at the Sultan Palace on the tenth day of the last month of the Javanese calendar (Besar) to commemorate Abraham's check of religion once challenged to sacrifice his one and solely son. The celebration is prevailed Idul Adha with Muslim's slaughtering goats and cows then distributing the meat and giving charity to their poorer brethren.

 

Sekaten Ceremony

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Held yearly starting on the fifth day of the third month of the Javanese calendar (Mulud), and lengthening for one week and culminating with the Grebeg Mulud ceremony. Sekaten commemorates the birth of the Prophet Muhammad. Starting at the hours of darkness a procession of royal servant, leave from the Ponconiti Hall and marches 2 abreast carrying 2 sets of ensemble named Kyai Nogowilogo and Kyai Gunturmadu down Malioboro street to the Grand house of prayer. the 2 sets of ensemble area unit contend at the same time till the eleventh day of Mulud after they area unit came to the Palace at the hours of darkness. Yogyakarta folks believe that by celebrating Sekaten and especially taking note of ensemble they will be rewarded with healthiness and prosperity.

 

Grebeg Mulud Ceremony

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Gerebeg Maulud is that the climax of Sekaten. control yearly on the twelfth day of the third month of the Javanese calendar, Grebeg Mulud ceremony commences within the morning with the Palace Guards in ancient uniforms parading a Gunungan (a mountain formed cone of rice encircled by fruits, vegetables, eggs, peanuts then on symbolizing the prosperity of the Mataram Kingdom) from the Sultan Palace to the good house of prayer on Malioboro street once prayers at the house of prayer area unit finished, the rice cone is cut and also the food distributed to those attending.

 

Labuhan Ceremony

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Held yearly in Apr to celebrate the birth of Sri Sultan Hamenkubuwono moreover on secure the welfare of the ruler and thus the folks of Yogyakarta. The word Labuh means that to toss stuff into a stream or ocean. intrinsically offerings from the ruler embrace food, hair and nail clippings then on area unit thrown into the South Sea at Parangkusumo Beach in honor of Kanjeng Ratu Kidul (The Goddess of the South Sea). Similar ceremonies area unit control atop Mount Merapi and Lawu in Central Java. begin times for the festivities are proclaimed within the native papers.

 

Tanggap Warsa Suro

tanggap-warso-t.jpgHeld annually throughout the primary month of the Javanese calendar (Suro) this ceremony celebrates the Javanese twelvemonth with extravagant leather puppet and alternative dance performances.

 

Pitcher Filling Ceremony

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Another ceremony control annually within the 1st month of the Javanese calendar (Suro) is that the Pitcher Filling ceremony at Imogiri, the Royal Cemetery. The folks of Imogiri believe that water brings windfall and fill four giant, bronze vessels with water then place them at the doorway to the cemetery. The pitchers area unit from Asian country (Nyai Siem); Rome (Kyai Mendong); Aceh (Kyai Danumoyo) and Palembang (Nyai Danumurti).

 

Saparan Ceremony

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An giving ceremony control yearly within the second month of the Javanese calendar (Sapar) by the folks in Ambar Ketawang, Gamping (approximately 7km to the west of Yogyakarta). At just once, local of Ambar Ketawang created their living excavation rock that's believed to be some fifty million years recent. these days the rock is generally gone (or too onerous to find) however the folks still believe that they have to build offerings to the realm to avoid tragedy. therefore ahead of time giving day the residents build a procession of offerings to the realm culminating once a Bekakak (bride and groom dolls manufactured from sticky rice full of red sugar syrup) are decapitated.