You must know that Indonesia is rich with many tribes, languages, culture, natural beauty, and food? And there are many beautiful tourist attractions and best honeymoon destinations. Need information about the culture that is often used as a ceremony and festival in Indonesia. Well, we will discuss the famous cultural festivals in Indonesia.
Indonesia has many international cultural festivals, and even foreign tourists and world-renowned photographers are willing to come all the way to Indonesia to watch and see the beauty and fame of cultural festivals in Indonesia. Find out what the best festivals in Indonesia that you must attend when you are visiting Indonesia.
Famous Indonesia Cultural Festivals:
Indonesia Festival – This annual festival is one of the traditions that closely related to the local wisdom of each region. Also, now also this yearly festival became one of the magnets that attract domestic tourists and foreign tourists. Here are more reviews about the annual festival you can enjoy in various regions in Indonesia.
1. Baliem Valley Festival, Papua:
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This is a traditional festival of war and inter-ethnic culture involving three tribes in Papua: Dani, Lani, and Yani. Although called a celebration but it includes a real weapon, and there are also war scenarios such as tribal abduction and retaliation. Here you can see directly and meet directly with the tribe of the interior of Papua complete with the typical clothing of the tribe.
If you claim to be a real traveler, at least you must see one of these festivals. And the original will not be a loss to be part of the best cultural celebration in Indonesia. Well, that’s an example of exciting festivals in Indonesia that you do not miss. Find out more about this Indonesia Valley on Baliem Valley and Guide for Baliem Valley.
2. Karapan Sapi Festival, Madura:
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This festival is one of the hallmarks and typical of Madura. For the Madurese themselves, it is a prestigious event to showcase the strength of their cows. Winner of this Karapan will get a prize of money with the value up to hundreds of millions of rupiah, so the people of Madura also will not miss being part of this festival.
The Karapan Sapi which is a cattle race originating from Madura located in East Java, for most Madurese, Karapan Sapi is not just a folk party or event held annually inherited from generation to generation.
But Karapan Sapi for the people of Madura is a form of prestige symbol that can raise the dignity of Madurese society because the cows used for the match are cows of the excellent quality of course with a special treatment as well.
3. Dieng Culture Festival, Dieng:
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Dieng, an area that earned the nickname ‘Negeri diatas awan’ has a cultural festival that annually is always full of domestic and foreign tourists.
The main attraction is the cutting of dreadlocks of children who supposedly are believed to be descendants of the gods and should not be carelessly cut. Besides jazz on clouds and lantern flights make this Dieng culture festival romantic.
4. Rambu Solo Festival, Tana Toraja:
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This is a Toraja’s farewell ceremonial and community tradition and became one of the most expensive ceremonies in the world. It is said that the most expensive because to perform this ceremony can cost hundreds of millions to billions of dollars due to sacrifices that must be done from the family left behind.
Hundreds of buffalo will be chopped down during this ceremony, and the corpse will be taken to the top of the cliff to be buried. This festival is one of the famous tradition and culture of Indonesia. Find out more about Tana Toraja on Torajaland in Indonesia.
5. Erau Festival, Kutai Kertanegara:
Erau Kertanegara Festival – Credit: topindonesiaholidays.com
The long history of bringing Kutai Kartanegara Borneo into the oldest Hindu kingdom in the archipelago, Kutai Kartanegara save a remarkable culture. Cultural wealth is summarized in the Festival Erau Kertanegara.
|Nias Cultural Festival – Credit: bisniswisata.co.id|
Nias is known as a destination that has many megalithic sites, in addition to Nias is known for its waves to surf. The people of Nias still hold firm to their culture. One of their fondness is to hold the Nias Cultural Festival which is usually held in August in Bawomataluo Village.
Cap Go Meh Festival – Credit: okey-tours.com
The celebration of Capgomeh which is the closing of Chinese New Year is a very festive holiday, the Singkawang city of Kalimantan is the center of the Colossal Capgomeh Celebration. This event is very famous both domestically and abroad.
|Jailolo Bay Festival – Credit: facebook.com/FestivalTelukJailolo|
The festival is held to revive the glory of Halmahera as the origin of the world to recognize spices and recognize the abundant natural and cultural riches on the island, from year to year the Jailolo Bay Festival gives the cultural attractions of Halmahera and Maluku.
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|Yadnya Kasada Ceremony – Credit: hellomister.net|