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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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 Â 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
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