The East Java’s Calendar of Events 2011 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 2011 will be helpful and useful for visitors and travelers.
|1 June – GREBEG PANCASILA|
To commemorate the birth of Pancasila, the symbol of Indonesian Country, some cultural events are performed by artists with a touch of ethics and aesthetics without leaving the solemnity and meaning of a ceremony. Procession of Grebeg Pancasila includes the agenda of Bedhol Grebeg in Gebang Palace, Cultural Ceremony at Town Square, parade steamed cone rice resembling five mountains in the central city and ends with religious memorial banquet at the Soekarno Tomb.
|3-7 June – SKY GLIDING FESTIVAL|
|Join the popular sky gliding festival in Batu mountain resort. The gliding launches from Mt. Banyak and lands in Songgomaruto field. This event promotes the beautiful panorama of Batu view from the air. It has already become an international and tourism event in East Java.
Location: Batu City
|6-12 June – PIODALAN|
|Hindu has a thanksgiving ceremony called Peodalan in Senduro village. It aims to commemorate the success of establishing the temple in East Java. At this ceremony, you will see an offering procession and enjoy Bali and Java art performances while looking at the beauty of bright full moon. It is held from the full moon night to the next eleven nights.
Location: Great Temple Mandara Giri, Lumajang Regency
|21 june – HAUL BUNG KARNO|
|To commemorate and glorify the meritorious service of the Indonesian independence proclaimer, some performances are staged: Poetry Reading, Reciting the Holy Qur’an, public preacher and visiting the tomb of Soekarno.
Location: Gebang Palace or Amphitheatre at Bung Karno Library.
|June-July – NATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL|
|This event is participated by local people, domestic and foreign tourist.
Location: Rampal, Malang.
|June – SURABAYA ART FESTIVAL|
|It is participated by national and international artist of any fields such as music, painting, theatre etc.
Location: Surabaya City
|June – EAST JAVA FOOD FESTIVAL|
|To introduce the East Java traditional foods in the regional, national and international and to be served in hotels or restaurants, East Java Government Culture and Tourism Service holds annual Food Festival. The participants are coming from Hotels and Restaurants throughout East Java.
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