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SEE Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Unique festivals in Indonesia

Indonesia is the country of many unique festivals that you should experience if having a chance to visit here.

Tahun Baru Masehi celebration

Fireworks in Tahun Baru Masehi celebration
Fireworks in Tahun Baru Masehi celebration

This is New Year celebration of Indonesian people. On this day, people go to the entertaining center to take part in the cultural activities. If you visit Indonesia at that time, you will have a chance to try many dishes that are only made on Indonesia Tet holidays.

 

Ramadan festival

Ramadan festival
Ramadan festival

This festival is lasted in all time of Islamic September. In this festival, people do not eat, smoke and sex in the time from the sunrise to the sunset. They read Sura, do charity works, and avoid telling a lie or swear.

 

Tahun Baru Hijiriah festival

Tahun Baru Hijiriah festival
Tahun Baru Hijiriah festival

This is the New Year occasion of Islamic people. In that time, almost big city in Indonesia are let off fireworks to welcome the New Year. The young people hold the parade with motorbikes or car, the music shows or entertaining activities are taken place also.

Tahun Baru Saka festival

Tahun Baru Saka festival
Tahun Baru Saka festival

This is the New Year occasion of people who live in Bali Island. In the festival, Bali becomes very crowded and bustle. People celebrate together with party and many entertaining activities.

Tahun Baru Imlek Tahun festival

Tahun Baru Imlek Tahun
Tahun Baru Imlek Tahun

Tahun Baru is national festival in Indonesia. At that time, Lion dance are taken place in many street and trading center because Indonesian people think that it is the symbol of safety and flourishing. The red is used to decorate in a lot of trading center also.

Areca climbing festival (Panjat Pinang)

Panjat Pinang
Panjat Pinang

This festival is one of the popular customs in Indonesia that attract a lot of visitors.  Panjat Pinang is the celebration of Independent day. People when taking part in the festival will have to climb to the top of areca which is lathered oil to gain the prize.

Cow racing festival

Cow racing festival
Cow racing festival

The cow racing is held once a year by Minangkabau nation in the West of Sumatra (Indonesia). The cows in the race are strong and professional. The people who take part in the race are local famer who train and take care of the cows for a long time. The winners will have a chance to sell their cows with high price. The festival is called Pacu Jawi also. 

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