EastJava On May 2012

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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.

May 7
Sunan Giri Haul

At this day is the commemoration the death of Sunan Giri. Sunan Giri is one of the Wali Songo member, and the founder of Gresik regency. There will number of activities related to Islamic things, like Hadrah, reading Koran, Religious preach and more.
Location: GOR Tridarma Petrokimia Gresik.

May 9
Mojokerto Anniversary

At this anniversary of Mojokerto regency, there will flag ceremonial and some cultural activities like traditional dances to commemorate the struggle of Raden Wijaya to build Majapahit. Beside, there is also pilgrim ceremonial to the grave of former Mojokerto regents, sport race and cultural art.
Location: Local Government Office, Mojokerto

May 16 to 20

Surabaya Great Expo is an Industry and Trade Fairs by displaying a variety of superior products from the participants, which consist of several government agencies and private agencies
Location: Gramedia Expo Surabaya

May 26

To celebrate Lamongan Anniversary, there will be Cultural Parade, that followed by numbers of participants from each sub-districts and all levels of Government and Educational Institutions in Lamongan.
Location: Lamongan Square


In order to put East Java in the world tourism map as a tourist destination, the Department of Culture and Tourism Province of East Java in cooperation with the tourism industry and related associations, held a regular tourist event annualy in Surabaya.
MTF 2012 will held on May 17 to 20 with activities include: Business Meeting, Seminar (Workshop), Exhibition and Tourism Exchange (Exhibition), Introduction to Tourism (Fam Trip), Cultural Arts Festival and Competitions
Location: Grand City Surabaya, Gubeng


Banteng is a bull, this Bantengan art is held to commemorate the tradition from ancient time, where one of Majapahit figures was always held the bull fight. This annual celebration is the collaboration between Youth, Sport, Culture and Tourism Department, and followed by 50 groups or Bantengan art.
Location: Great Hall District Trowulan


This election of Tourism Ambassador of Yuk Yak is a series of Lamongan anniversary events as a media for young generation as well as providing knowledge the field of Touri
Location: Regency Hall Lamongan


This parade is being held to celebrate the 719th anniversary of Surabaya, it starts from Pahlawan Street and it ends at City Hall
Location: Heroes Monument – Surabaya City Hall


Rujak uleg is one of traditional food of Suurabaya. As part to celebrate the Surabaya anniversary, rujak uleg vestival is held and it followed by hundreds of participants.
Location: Kembang Jepun Street, Surabaya

Surabaya shopping Festival is a blasting month for those who love to shop. At this moment, there will be great sale and discount on every malls and plazas in Surabaya and also some of related venues of entertainment.
Location: Shooping Centers in  Surabaya

Cak And Ning Tourism Ambasador Election

This election is having purpose to choose the candidates of man and woman to be the representative to promote East Java tourism, especially Surabaya tourism.
Location: City of Surabaya
Art Performance

This art performance is traditional art in the form of Tandaan, Tayub, and related. Tandaan and Tayub is a traditiona art dance and drama.
Location: Cultural Park Building, Â Gentengkali street, Surabaya

May – June
Keduk Beji Sendang Tawun

This traditional ceremony is about to clean Tawun waterfall by the divers and using groom wardrobe. The participants are also followed by some teenagers and local society.
Location: Tawun pool, Ngawi


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