Indonesian festivals

Indonesia is often referred to as the sleeping giant of Southeast Asia, and the epithet was indeed appropriate. With more than 18 thousand islands, this archipelago has a remarkable diversity of what you can see or do while on vacation there.
Modernization brings a wide range of development (some say excessive development) to Jakarta, while the Bali tourism back to life after being destroyed when a bomb blast 2002. There are also mountains such as Borobudur Bromo and the mystical to search various types of attractions, as well as 6000 when the Indonesian island of berpenghuni.Tidak surprisingly offers a variety of festivals that are very distinctive feature of their culture, reflecting the ethnic diversity and traditions from various parts of the archipelago. You will find that diversity in these seven uniquely Indonesian festival, ranging from the celebration of art, batik, dance and ceremony. If possible, you can witness one of the festival during his visit to Indonesia!

Toraja Festival
Festival of Culture and Lovely December 2009 in Toraja, South Sulawesi, is expected to push at least 5000 Toraja people overseas to return home together to revive the South Sulawesi Toraja as a tourist icon. Nico Pasaka, Coordinator of the eastern Indonesian Tourism Society, said it further -distant days have urged the public ...

Krakatau Festival
Krakatau Festival is an annual festival held in Lampung, was held to celebrate the volcanic island of the same name, Krakatoa. Mount Krakatoa erupted in 1927, the eruption was then produce a new small islands, named Anak Krakatau.
During the festival, visitors can enjoy variety shows like Carnival Tuping (Carnival Mask Lampung), elephant and various dances from Lampund and surrounding cities. End of series of events is a visit to the volcanic island, was still active but was sleeping soundly. For a while!

Bali Arts Festival
One of the largest annual celebration of art and culture in Indonesia, Bali Arts Festival is always packed. During the month, various art performances, exhibitions, and other cultural activities will take place in Bali, offering dance, music and beauty of their culture.
Celebrations famous attractions such as traditional dances that have been almost forgotten, traces of the remote areas of Bali, food, handicrafts, as well as new creations from dance schools in Denpasar and contemporary choreography of national and international artists.

Solo Batik Carnival
Since time immemorial, batik tradition has always had very strong roots in Solo. Cities in Central Java has made it even batik as an icon and identity, an accurate picture of a city famous for its beauty and subtlety of the behavior of his kingdom. Solo Batik Carnival was held to reinforce that tradition, and to promote batik on national and international scale.
This event is a combination of ceremonies, fashion shows and carnivals, all using batik as a theme. There will also bazaar that offers a variety of unique batik and souvenir Solo.

Solo International Ethnic Music 
One of the latest festival of Solo is the Solo International Ethnic Music (Siem) Festival, which focuses on performances and celebration of ethnic music. This event is a unique platform for collaboration between modern and ethnic music, local artists daninternasional.
The long list of performers including artists Minangkabau, Riau, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Papua, Kalimantan, and even foreign artists from Japan, Australia, India, New Zealand and many others.

Gerebeg Mulud
In the Java language, meaning gerebeg Mulud crowd and is one calendar month name in Java. The celebration, also known as Sekaten, to celebrate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad. The procession lasted all day and 'featuring' two gamelan performances which paraded toward the grand mosque.
In the evening there will be a market in the northern city to add a festive city, the perfect place to try different foods Java and Yogyakarta as well as to hunt for souvenirs.

Baliem Festival
Papua typical festival has its roots in the beliefs of local tribes that the war not only conflict keuasaan and interests, but also a symbol of fertility and prosperity. Since 20 years ago, local governments have stressed the importance of peace between the tribes who fought to prevent retaliation and prolonged loss of life. So Baliem Festival is an event that was held to replace the war between the tribe.


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