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Grebeg Sekaten in Jogjakarta

18 Feb 2011
Prajurit Keraton Jogja-blogystyle

When the world was busy celebrating Valentine's Day, the city of Yogyakarta was busy celebrating the birthday of  Prophet Muhammad. The Prophet Muhammad's birthday was celebrated by holding a festival Grebeg Gunungan by Yogyakarta Royal Palace. Miniature of mountain made of food that will be hotly contested by the public. That's a symbol of giving thanks to God. We called 'Gunungan'. Some people who are assigned to make gunungan, they had to fasting during the process of making it.There were two gunungan they made. Namely the male gunungan and female gunungan.


Upacara Gunungan Grebek Sekaten-blogystyle


Both were paraded out of the palace toward the big mosque of  Kauman. Some of  Palace's knight guarded the festival.  Thousands of people attended to witness the sacred ceremony.



Not only in Jogja doing this kind of festival. Royal Palace of Solo in Central Java and Palace of Cirebon in West Java, also held asimilar ceremony.



The ceremony is the culmination of the celebration of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. For 40 days before the Grebekan ceremony, there was a people's market festival called Sekaten.


Pasar Malam Sekaten Jogja-blogystyle

This tradition has been going on for hundreds of years.


Grebeg gunungan sekaten Jogja tempoe doloe-blogystyle
Sekaten" Folk Market Festival
Grebeg Festival in 1888

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4 comments

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    BalasHapus
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    BalasHapus
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    BalasHapus
    Balasan
    1. Hehe...itu artikel hasil copas dari blog ibu saya...makasih telah mampir dan meninggalkan komentar.

      Hapus