East Java On October 2011

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.

OCTOBER


9 October – SEMBONYO SEA OFFERING

In order to have good catch of fishing and to express thanksgiving to the Almighty God, the fishermen living around Prigi Beach and Karanggongso Village launches offering (food crops) into the sea and stages ritual procession, bamboo horse dance and leather puppet show.
Location: Prigi Beach, Trenggalek Regency.

9 October – LONGKANGAN SEA OFFERING

In order to have good catch of fishing and to express thanksgiving to the Almighty God, the fishermen living around Prigi Beach and Karanggongso Village launches offering (food crops) into the sea and stages ritual procession, bamboo horse dance and leather puppet show.
Location: Blado Beach, Trenggalek Regency.

9-10 October – KARO CEREMONY

It is a tradtional ceremony held by Tennggerese commmunity for seven days consecutively in the hope to keep alive the custom and tradition. It is highlighted with traditional dances like Sodoran, Ojung and Nyadran.
Location: Ngadisari, Probolinggo Regency

11 October – CEPROTAN VILLAGE PURIFICATION

The traditional and ritual procession begins with a ritual offering continued by throwing young coconuts from one person to another between two groups. This event aims to commemorate the opening of Sekar Village.
Location: Donorejo, Pacitan Regency

14 October – BAGONG DAM PURIFICATION
To express thanksgiving to the Almighty God, the farmers that living around Bagong Dam area hold ritual ceremony dedicated to the dam initiator Menak Sopal. Visit his tomb, launch buffalo head into the sea, stage bamboo horse dance and leather puppet show. Starts at 05.00 am – 18:00 pm
Location: Ngantru, Trenggalek Regency
31 October – SUMENEP REGENCY ANNIVERSARY
The celebration depicts the procession of Arya Wiraraja inauguration as the first regent in Sumenep and stages the cultural performances and traditional music involving artists and students.
Location: Sumenep Regency
October – BULL RACE IN PAMEKASAN
Grand Final of Bull Race
Location: Pamekasan
October – WARANGGANA GRADUATION
The inauguration of Waranggono (the dancers that having succeeded in learning Tayub dance) is held at the dance center of Langen Tayub Anjuk Ladang.
Location: Sambirejo, Nganjuk Regency

More info
www.EastJava.com

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