East Java On March

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.



At this moment, there will be celebration for Gresik anniversary and to commemorate the inauguration of Sunan Giri became Prabu Satmoto. Gresik Anniversary is always held every March 9 and followed by activities like social gathering, hiking, trekking, cultural parade and entertainment for people.
Location: Gresik Timesquare.

March 17 to 18


Nyanggring traditional ceremony is a ritual ceremony conducted by the villager od Tleman District Ngimbang annualy on 25-26 Jumadil Awal [Javanese calender] as an expression of gratitude to Almighty God for the blessings on crops. Moreover, all the preparation for this celebration is held by men.
Location: Tlemang Village, District Ngimbang, Lamongan

March 25


This annual event is held to celebrate the anniversary day of Kediri. The event activities is include of  performances by the Regional Arts of Legend Folklore that played in the form of wayang or puppet show at all night long.
Location: The office of Kediri governmetal regency


The Death Annicersary of KH. ABDUL HAMID

KH. Abdul Hamid is a charismatic religious scholars and leaders on East Java, he was the founder of “Salafiah” boarding school, one of popular Islamic boarding school in Pasuruan.
He died on 9 Rabbiul Awal, where always been commemorated the day by praying together. The celebration will always been attended by thousand of Moslem from outside area of the province and from local people of Pasuruan. The activities are include of the reading of Koran, Hadrah and more.
Location: Al – Anwar Mosque, Pasuruan

March, June, September, December


Mocopat is one of Javanese traditional culture that contains of values of education / moral message in form of literary art.
Location: Sidoarjo Regency


In order to enhance professionalism for young achievers in the field of culture and tourism, and to support the East Java Provincial Government, the East Java Department of Culture and Tourism held the election of Raka Raki Tourism Ambassador of East Java, which followed by 38 districts / municipalities in East Java. This activity is having purpose to promote the potential tourism in East Java.

Jalanidipuja Ceremony

This is one of Hindu followers’ ceremony in order to worship to Sang Hyang Widhi, for abundant blesses. This ceremony will be crowdly attended by Indonesia and Malaysia followers
Location: Balekambang Beach, Malang Regency




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