East Java On September 2012

The East Java’s Calendar of Events 2012 contains the schedule of some traditional ceremonies, traditions, festivals and performances which held in the cities and the regencies in East Java. It is designed to promote and to publicize the tourism agenda in the whole area in East Java.

It is important to inform that the local communities usually determine the schedules of the ceremonial events by using the calendars of Javanese, Moslem, and Hindu Tenggerese. Therefore, to assure the exact date of the events, it is advisable to confirm the local Government Tourist Offices.

We hope the East Java’s Calendar of Events 2012 will be helpful and useful for visitors and travelers.

1 SEPTEMBER
SANGGRING CHICKEN KOLAK
According to the story, this traditional food is made hereditary since the reign of Kedaton Giri government. At that time, the community around the Gumeno villages was attacked by the plague that never healed. Hence, the local government ask to made a dish of chicken Kolak and given to the people. Fortunately, after consuming the chicken kolak, the plague was healed.
Location: Gumeno Village, Gresik regency.

4-7 SEPTEMBER
THE DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF IBRAHIM ASMORO QONDI
In order to commemorate the death of Ibrahim Asmoro aulia Qondi, there are various of Islamic activities held, include of:
- Khotamul qur’an
- Reading Koran
Location: The tomb of Abraham Asmoro Qondi, Palang, Tuban

6 SEPTEMBER
HARI RAYA KETUPAT
This religion activity is now become the cultural activity among Durenan sub district. Hari Raya Ketupat is a celebration day following Idul Fitri day. The society of Durenan will held an “open house” by serving traditional cuisine of Kupat or Ketupat to anyone whose visiting their house; either relatives, neighbours or even strangers.
Location: Durenan District , Trenggalek

SEPTEMBER 9, 13, 16, 23
KARAPAN SAPI
Kerapan sapi or bull race is a rural party and traditions of Madurese communities that develop from time to time since the days of the ancestors of the Madurese. It usually held after the harvest, as a form of excitement over the success that achieved.
Location: West Waru Village, Waru sub-district; Tebu Village, Penganteng sub-district; Bulay Village, Galis sub-district; Lawangan Daya village, Pamekasan; and Stadium R Soenarto, Pamekasan

18 SEPTEMBER
PASURUAN FESTIVAL / PASURUAN ANNIVERSARY
Is an activity that explores all potential tourisms in Pasuruan. At this moment, there will be tourist attractions, Arts Culture Dance, Music and Drama and Religious activities.
Location: Pasuruan Regency

19 SEPTEMBER
SEMBONYO RITUAL
This ritual is an expression of gratitude to God Almighty from the fishermen around Prigi Beach and surrounding for the abundance life and harvest.
Location: Prigi Beach, Watulimo sub-District, Trenggalek

19 SEPTEMBER
LONGKANGAN
Longkangan is a ritual as an expression of gratitude to God Almighty from the fishermen around Munjungan sub-district and surrounding for the abundance life and harvest.
Location: Blado Beach, Munjungan District, Trenggalek

FRIDAY PON 22 SEPTEMBER 2012
CLEAN THE DAM TRADITIONAL CEREMONY
This ritual is an expression of gratitude to God Almighty from the farmers that having the water supply from Bagong Dam into their field.
Location: Tomb of Bagong, Ngantru Race Village.

SEPTEMBER
BOJONEGORO CARNIVAL OF CULTURE
This cultural carnival is annualy held in Bojonegoro, to be the event of understanding about Bojonegoro tourism.
Location: Building Versatile Bojonegoro

ROKAT TASSE RITUAL
This ceremony is conducted by the fishermen community in Tara village as an expression of gratitude to God Almighty for abundant harvest.
Location: North and South Coastal of Sampang regency

THE ELECTION OF KACONG CEBBING TOURISM AMBASSADOR
Is an annual event in the form of tourism ambassador election called “Kacong and Cebbing” that always been implemented at the end of the year. The purpose of this activity is to increase participation of teenagers promoting some of potentials tourism in Sampang
Location: District Sampang

THE ELECTION OF KANGE YUNE TOURISM AMBASSADOR IN BOJONEGORO
Is an annual event in the form of tourism ambassador election called “Kange and Yune” that always been implemented at the end of the year. The purpose of this activity is to increase participation of teenagers promoting some of potentials tourism in Bojonegoro
Location: Building Versatile Bojonegoro

THE ELECTION OD BAGUS DYAH TOURISM AMBASSADOR
Is an annual event in the form of tourism ambassador election called “Bagus  and Dyah” that always been implemented at the end of the year. The purpose of this activity is to increase participation of teenagers promoting some of potentials tourism in Magetan
Location: Magetan

SENDANG BIRU CEREMONIAL
Sendang Biru ceremonial is a celebration of giving the offering to appreciate the bless of God Almighty for abundance sea harvest.
Location: Sendang Biru Beach, Malang

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Ngagelan Beach – Banyuwangi

Ngagelan Beach - Banyuwangi

Ngagelan Beach

Ngagelan beach is breeding area. It is located 7 km to the west of Trianggulasi Bay. It is also the hachery for the baby turtles. There are some biology students do the research here.

Turtles Breeding At Ngagelan Beach

Ngagelan beach has much kind of turtle, such as Lepidochelys olivaceae, Eretmochelys imbricata, Dermochelys coreacea, Chelonia mydas, etc. Lepidochelys olivaceae is the most available here. Ngagelan beach can reach by any vehicle from Rowobendo post through west direction or it can be reach by foot through the beach that about 8 km.

Ngagelan Beach

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East Java On July 2012

The East Java’s Calendar of Events 2012 are contains the schedule of some traditional ceremonies, traditions, festivals and performances which held in the cities and the regencies in East Java. It is designed to promote and to publicize the tourism agenda in the whole area in East Java.

It is important to inform that the local communities usually determine the schedules of the ceremonial events by using the calendars of Javanese, Moslem, and Hindu Tenggerese. Therefore, to assure the exact date of the events, it is advisable to confirm the local Government Tourist Offices.

We hope the East Java’s Calendar of Events 2012 will be helpful and useful for visitors and travelers.

JULY 1 TO 15
PIODALAN PURA MANDARAGIRI SEMERU AGUNG
It is a ritual ceremony for Mandaragiri Sumeru Agung temple anniversary. In this ceremony, there will be arts performances of Java and Bali, which visited by tourists from Bali and other parts.
Location: Senduro village, Lumajang

JULY 5
BELIMBING TRADITIONAL CEREMONY
Blimbing traditional ceremony is always held in date 15 on Sya’ban month, which is goes to July 5 2012. This ceremony is like thanksgiving ceremonial to God, for bless and abundant life in Blimbing Village. Moreover, the people is also asking for safety and prosperious life. During the ceremony, there is Singo Ulung that become the main icon from this event. Singo Ulung is such a lion fitur that lift up by some men.
Location: Blimbing Village, Klabang sub-district, Bondowoso

JULY 16
THE ELECTION OF KAKANG MBAKYU TOURISM AMBASSADOR OF MADIUN
This activity is undertaken as a form of Madiun Municipal Government efforts to improve the sense of caring towards the development of tourism among the younger generation.
Location: Aula Wisma Haji Madiun Municipal Government

JULY 24
JEMBER FASHION CARNIVAL
Is an international carnival with world’s longest catwalk couture fashion for about 3.6 km. It designed, worked and exhibited by Indonesian youth generation. In this carnival, the fashion materials are using the recyclable material.
Location: Jember Square

JULY 27
MANUSUK SIMA
This ceremony is performed each year in commemoration of Kediri anniversary.
Location: Tirtoyoso Kwak Recreation Park, Jl. A. Yani, Kediri

JULY
PARAGLIDING FESTIVAL
Batu city is having bunch of magnificent things to be explored. Not only the sceneries but also the adrenalin sport. Those who like outdoor activities, there will be paragliding festival in every year.
After landing from paragliding, the participants can enjoy the beautiful of Songgoriti tourism object. This area is always become the paragliding events, start from regional, national to international.
Location: Banyak Mountain, Batu City.

JULY
SAPI SONO CONTEST
Sapi Sono is a contest before Karapan Sapi. The cows that participate in Karapan Sapi will be parade and dressed up over the visitors before racing.
Location: Sampang, Madura

ART EXHIBITION
In this exhibition, there are selected works of Sculpture, Painting, Graphic / Comic, to improve the quality and productivity of the artists / art communities in East Java.
Location: Cultural Park Building, Gentengkali Surabaya

KARAPAN SAPI ON REGENCY LEVEL
At this level, the bull race is running faster to be the winner and chosen to be the candidate for President Trophy.
Location: Sampang, Madura

THE ELECTION OF GUS AND YUK TOURISM AMBASSADOR MOJOKERTO
This election of Gus and Yuk tourism ambasador of Mojokerto, is having purpose to be the representative of tourism ambassador.
Location: Jl. Gajah Mada No.. 147 Mojokerto

DHOHO STREET FESTIVAL
It is an exhibition and numbers of game competition, that located along Jalan Doho.
Location: Jl. Doho, Kediri.

CROSS-CULTURAL FESTIVAL
This cross-cultural festival is a festival of art and cultural exchange between Surabaya and some other country like Korea, Kochi Japan, Malaysia and more. By this festival, hopefully the Indonesian art and culture will be more famous abroud.
Location: Surabaya

BULL RACE
Karapan Sapi or Bull racing is a traditional art contest from Madura. There are pairs of cow with single jockey to control the running of the cows. The event of Karapan sapi is conducted in the framework of celebration for a bountiful harvest and as an elite moment for those who want to raise the status among society.
Location: City of Surabaya (Ken Park)

REMO FESTIVAL AND YOSAKOI
Remo is a traditional art dance from Java, and it usually been performed during the traditional performance of Ludruk, and beyond that, it usually performed as an opening to welcome the guests dance.
Location: Bungkul Park, Surabaya

JULY
G WALK FESTIVAL
This event is a cultural arts activities which held by the organizers of G Walk culinary at Citraland.
Location: Surabaya

DECORATIVE KITE FESTIVAL
At this festival, there will be numbers of decorative kites in many types and sizes.
Location: Ken Park, Surabaya

KWAN SING TEE KOEN ANNIVERSARY
This celebration held in order to commemorate the birth of Kongco god, or kwan sing tee koen god, at Kwan Sing Bio Temple, Tuban. There are various events and rituals include:
- Prayer together
- Carnival deities and worshiped around the city that followed by parades and barong sai
Location: Tuban

THE ELECTION OF GUS AND YUK TOURISM AMBASSADOR MOJOKERTO
This election of Gus and Yuk tourism ambasador of Mojokerto, is having purpose to be the representative of tourism ambassador.
Location: Jl. Gajah Mada No.. 147 Mojokerto

NIGHT 25 (SELAWE) RAMADAN IN SUNAN GIRI
This moment is always held at Lailatul Qadar eve, precisely at 24th night in Ramadhan. The gathering is being held in mosque, at the tomb of Sunan Giri. The activities include of reading Koran, bazar and more.
Location: Along Sunan Giri Street, Gresik Regency

NIGHT MARKET
At this night market festival, there will be variety of traditional foods and snacks that are served by corporate Hotels for guests and visitors.
Location: Majapahit Garden – Hotel Bumi Surabaya
Time: Every day 18:00 to 22:00 pm

SURABAYA HERITAGE TRACK
The visitors who come and join to explore Surabaya, can start the journey from House of Sampoerna and use particular bus and get around to every corner of Surabaya.
Location: Location: hosue of Sampoerna Surabaya
Time: Tuesday – Thursday (10:00 to 16:30 pm) Friday – Sunday (09:00 to 17:00 pm)

REOG PERFORMANCE
Reog is a traditional art show from Ponorogo.
Location: Youth City Hall, Surabaya
Time: Every Sunday (9:00 to 10:00 pm)

SPARKLING SURABAYA DANCE
This festival is such a modern dance creation that based on Surabaya Sparkling Theme. The participants are coming from Surabaya teenagers who love to dance.
Location: Surabaya Plaza Hotel in Surabaya
Time: Every Sunday 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. pm

THE ELECTION OF JOKO-RORO TOURISM AMBASADOR
This election is having purpose to choose the representative of Malang tourism and promote the potential tourism in Malang and surrounding.
Location: Malang Regency

KASEMBON RAFTING
This activity is a combination of sport and recreational activity. For those who love outdoor activity can join Kasembon Rafting and experience the stream flow over 12 km.
Location: Kasembon District, Malang Regency.

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Loka Jala Crana Museum, The Witness Of The History

Navy Seal Museum Loka Jala Crana

At early begin, Loka Jala Crana Museum was built on September 19 1969 by the name of Navy Museum, which is legalized by Mrs. R Mulyadi. According to its name, the navy museum was dedicated to the navy cadets as a history lesson to study for. As the time goes by, the museum change becomes TNI-AL Museum or Navy Museum on July 10, 1973. Finally, on the last changes this museum is already change to be Navy Loka Jala Crana Museum on October 6, 1979.

Loka Jala Crana Museum -- Surabaya

Loka Jala Crana Museum is located in Morokrembangan, at Krembangan Sub-district, Surabaya and under the Naval Academy and Command, Education & Navy Development for soldier, sergeant and officer. The resident is famous by “Bumi Moro” Surabaya This museum is remind the history about Navy, which is about Physical Revolution and this museum also has collections that connected with the revolution, including of cannon warships, aircraft, helicopters, Amphibious Tank PT 76, field artillery and air defense, firearms; from pistols to ancient automatic long-barrel which probably cannot be found in other places. Besides, there is also a KRI miniature ship war which is compact with mirror frames. The miniature made by the original fleet that used to strengthen the Republic of Indonesia.

Loka Jala Crana museum collections’ mainstay is cannon which are derived from warship “De Zeven Provincien” type Destroyers. These cannon were remain the struggle of Indonesian sailors Which defeated the Dutch East Indies warships on February 4, 1933.

At this museum, the most exciting rides and liked by the visitors is the Planetarium, which is simulations that show the stars or anything on outer space. Visitors are being invited to wander the universe and to understand the concept of universe system. The dome-shaped roof and a semi-circle around walls are decorated with the entire zodiac like Virgo, Sagittarius and Gemini.

 

 

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The Color Slight On Bratang Flower Market – Surabaya

Bratang Flower Market - Surabaya

Bratang Flower Market

Bratang flower market is traditional flower market in Surabaya, precisely in Bratang street. At early begin, it was just small area that inhabited by 5 sellers from kayoon market, fortunately, this small area become large and develop since 1990s.

Today, the market is already organized; the cleanliness is already maintained and this make convenient for the visitors who want to buy flowers. Moreover, the facilities in the market are getting better, like the parking lot that is relatively safe and nice. Do not worry about the criminality during your shopping, because this area is safe from those disturbances.

At a glance, this flower market seems like an ordinary flower market, which there is numbers of ornamental plants that neatly arranged in the overhang booths, the colorful leaves and flowers that really attractive, the soothing green leaves and the fragrance.

Bratang flower market is standing on more than 2400 m2 area. There are more than 200 booths measuring 3×4 meters in every stall in the market area. And more than 65 people florists live and run the businesses.

Bratang flower market is open 24 hours a day, although some stalls closed at six o’clock. But there are few booths remain open. The visitors are mostly come on weekends, it starts from morning to the evening. Bratang flower market is the most complete market than any other florists. For instance, when in other places is very difficult to get Toga plant (Family Medicine Plantation), here on Bratang is available.

The location is very strategic because it is located near to the terminal of Bratang. It is also near to Manyar Megah Indah shopping complex and also near to bird & fish market.

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Mandara Giri Temple, The Hindus Temple and Ceremonial Stage – Lumajang

Mandara Giri Semeru Agung Temple - Lumajang

Mandara Giri Temple

Mandara Giri Temple is one of religious tourims in Lumajang that often visited by many pilgrimage. This great temple also save Lumajang history in the past. When you are lucky, you can visit this temple while the traditional ceremony being held and there will be interesting ceremonial presented.

At this location a religious ceremony is performed by Hindus, who are primarily Balinese. They perform the MEMENDAK THIRTHA ceremony and the MJEJAUMAN ceremony on Mount Semeru. The annual ceremonies are conducted in July. Balinese traditional dances are performed as part of those ceremonies. The temple is in located Sendoro district, about 25 km west of Lumajang.

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Semanggi Surabaya, The Traditional Salad

Semanggi Salad - Surabaya

Semanggi Surabaya

Semanggi or sometimes being called as pecel semanggi, is one of Surabaya traditional culinary. This food is rare to be found, and tends very difficult to find. The problem is about the limitedness of the semanggi or clover leaves as the main ingredient.

The sellers who sell Semanggi is commonly middle-aged ladies who walk around the menu by lifting up the basket while making some particular noise like “Semanggiiiiiii” in order to let the people know their existence.

The ingredient in pecel semanggi is, of course, Semanggi leave (Marsilea crenata) or boiled clover leaves, there is also boiled bean sprouts. Those leaves are completed by the seasoning sauce that made of boiled sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) mix with palm sugar, salt, shrimp paste, little bit peanut and chili. Mix all the ingredients until it formed of sauce.

This pecel served without rice, only clover and bean sprouts vegetables which sprinkled the seasoning sauce and served in banana leaf Pincuk, it is kind of banana leaf that folded and used as kind of plate. There is no spoon or fork to eat this food but krupuk. We can eat this pecel semanggi using particular cracker called kerupuk puli. This cracker is made of rice, some Javanese people call this cracker as kerupuk gendar. This cracker is large enough, and we can just chunk the cracker to be the spoon and eat together with the dishes.

The price is similar between those walking ladies, which is cost around Rp. 3,500 per pincuk. But if we buy semanggi in restaurant or stalls it will cost Rp. 8,500 – Rp. 10,000 per pincuk. Convenient takes more price.

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Dampar Beach – Lumajang

Dampar Beach - Lumajang

Dampar Beach

Dampar Beach is located in Bades Village, in Pasirian district, about 28 Km from Lumajang. It is a popular tourist beach with beautiful white sand along the beach.

Dampar Beach is one of Lumajang beaches that offers its calm waves and soft wind. The visitors can do some beach activities in this beach, such as; swimming, fishing, diving, beach sport on the white sand that spread along the beach, and the others.
Visit this beach and spent your holiday with your family here.

Dampar Beach

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Setancak Waterfall – Situbondo

Setancak Waterfall - Situbondo

Setancak Waterfall

Setancak waterfall is located in Mojosari village, Asembagus district, Situbondo. It can be reach for about 3-4 hours from the centre of Situbondo. The name of Setancak is taken from Madurese language, which means the water that spout out from the ground. the most attractive panorama in this waterfall is can be seen only at 6 A.M and 5 P.M. it said that, Setancak waterfall is a place for those swallows to take a bath.

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East Java On June 2012

The East Java’s Calendar of Events 2012 contains the schedule of some traditional ceremonies, traditions, festivals and performances which held in the cities and the regencies in East Java. It is designed to promote and to publicize the tourism agenda in the whole area in East Java.

It is important to inform that the local communities usually determine the schedules of the ceremonial events by using the calendars of Javanese, Moslem, and Hindu Tenggerese. Therefore, to assure the exact date of the events, it is advisable to confirm the local Government Tourist Offices.

We hope the East Java’s Calendar of Events 2012 will be helpful and useful for visitors and travelers.

June Tourism Calendar

June 1

Grebeg PANCASILA

Grebeg Pancasila is a cultural ceremony in commemoration of the birth of Pancasila, which is designed as a cultural event held by the City Government of Blitar
Location: brothers and sisters, and the Tomb of Bung Karno Blitar City

June 8

Sarangan Festival / Labuh Sesaji

This is an annual event that always been held by Sarangan people. They start to clean the village and having an offering as gratitude symbol to God.
Location: Sarangan Tourism Object, Magetan.

June 20

Bung Karno’s Haul

Bung Karno’s Haul or the death commemoration of Soekarno is always been held since July 21, 1970. The event includes: Pilgrimage Culture, reading Koran, Interfaith Prayer, Reading of Yasin and Tahlil and gathering in are held in Gebang Palace or Ndalem Gebang which is the residence of Bung Karno’s parents.
This palace is located on Jl. Sultan Agung 69, Blitar. The main event of this celebration is praying together at Bung Karno Library amphitheater, followed by flowering on the Tomb of Bung Karno on the next day on 21 June.
Location: Dalem Gebang, Amphitheater Library and the Tomb of Bung Karno, Blitar City

June or November

SURABAYA ARTS FESTIVAL / FESTIVAL SENI SURABAYA (FSS)

Arts activities undertaken by the Arts Council in cooperation with Surabaya Surabaya City Government, followed by artists from various regions in Indonesia and invitations from abroad with a variety of arts disciplines (music, painting, theater, etc.).
Location: City of Surabaya

June

NYADRAN BALONG DOWO

This is the ceremony of thanksgiving to Almighty God for the safety to the fishermen during their fishing time for Kupang. Kupang is typical of very small shell and becomes the main ingredient of Kupang Lontong traditional food.
Location: Balong Dowo Village, Candi district, Sidoarjo

 

June-July

TOURISM AND CULTURE WEEK

Is an annual event that is packed in the performing arts, and begins with the appearance of colossal drama (folklore banner), continued with cultural parade featuring a variety of local arts. This parade, is participated and supported by the Ambassador of art and culture from Kediri city
Location: Home Office and the Simpang Lima Regency Gumul Kediri

SCHOOL HOLIDAY ATTRACTIONS

This event is held to celebrate the holiday season for students. There will be numbers of activities that for students spend the time during holiday.
Location: Sarangan Tourism Object, Magetan

June

PERMATA / PERKEMAHAN AKHIR TAHUN AJARAN or End Year Camp

This annual End Year Camp is always held every year by all Moslem students in Pondok Pesantren GadingMangu. The participants are coming from all over the area in Indonesia. It can reach 1500, and it can be visited by 25000 people. This camp is include of preaching, bazar, performing art, social gathering, out bound and more.
This camp had attended by the Minister, Brawijaya Commander, the Governor and Deputy Governor of East Java, the Regent and Vice Regent Jombang, and Religious Leaders / Community Leader.
Location: Kosambiwojo Campgrounds, Wonosalam, Jombang

THE ELECTION OF PASURUAN TOURISM AMBASSADOR 2012

This election of Ambassador Travel is a routine  activity of Pasuruan Culture and Tourism that being held every two years. This activity is having purpose of selecting the Pasuruan Ambassador Travel
Location: Pasuruan city.

EAST JAVA FOOD FESTIVAL

East Java has numbers of traditional foods that already famous outside the area. To introduce those foods, there is festival that particularly shown the delicious food and beverages.
East Java Food Festival is being held annually and followed by participants from hotel and restaurant di East Java.
Location: Surabaya.

 

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