Postcards From Solo Sekaten

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January 2013, we visited Sekaten, Solo, Central Java, to meet one of the few remaining traditional playgrounds.

Sekaten is a celebration by the Javanese community to commemorate the birthday or Maulid of Prophet Muhammad SAW, which has been observed since the propagation of Islam by Walisanga.

django friends | camera Sony NEX-7

sekaten dodol party | camera Sony NEX-7

3 items Rp 10.000,- | camera Sony NEX-7

Sekaten comes from the word syahadatain or two statements of confession of faith by Muslims in the oneness of Allah SWT and the prophethood of Muhammad.

Apart from a people’s fair selling souvenirs and handicrafts, Sekaten features various traditional perfomances and displays royal heirlooms at the palace.

A gamelan ritual is also held, in which the classic gamelan Kyai Guntur Madu and Kyai Guntur Sari are played from 09.00 to 24.00 in the Grand Mosque Hall.

planet sekaten | camera Sony NEX-7

mie ayam bakso display | camera Sony NEX-7

kodok-kodokan | camera Sony NEX-7

perahu klotok-klotok | camera Sony NEX-7

Oooh Sekaten. We had SO. MUCH. FUN.

I love warm, traditional, summer nights. With friends. And food.

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