Category Archives: CULTURE

The Wealth of Dieng Plateu

visitkhatulistiwa.com – Traditional music melody called “Rumekso Ing Wengi” started slowly and began the Ruwatan Razor Ritual Ceremony event at the top of the Dieng Culture Festival (DCF) in the courtyard of Arjuna Temple, Sunday (5/8). Traditional ceremonies led by elders of Dieng Mbah Sumanto took place in wisdom witnessed by thousands of eyes.

One by one from 12 dreadlocked children on the stage to be shaved. After that, they get a fee or something the child asks for before ritual ceremony. Not infrequently, their requests also seem trivial, but things become a major requirement in the tradition of dreadlocks. [...]  Continue Reading

Dieng is Beautiful, Full of Lanterns

visitkhatulistiwa.com  – Thousands of lanterns were flown to enliven the 2018 Dieng Culture Festival in Dieng Plain, Banjarnegara Regency, Central Java, Sunday (5/8) early morning.
The multicolored lantern marked the culmination of the Music Show entitled “Country Humming Above the Clouds” which featured several local music groups with guest stars singer Hiroaki Kato from Japan and Noe vocalist “Letto”.
Central Java governor Ganjar Pranowo with his wife, Siti Atiqoh lit a lantern in front of hundreds of thousands of visitors who enlivened the Dieng plateau.
Cold temperatures reaching below 10 degrees Celsius do not discourage tourists and local people from being in the courtyard of Arjuna Temple.
While igniting a fire to fly lanterns, tourists without being commanded sang Indonesian Pusaka songs.
Present Banjarnegara Regent Budi Sarwono was also seen flying a lantern from the stage of the event. “Dieng is beautiful, full of lanterns,” Ganjar said, looking up at the sky above the Dieng Plateau which was decorated with thousands of lanterns. [...]  Continue Reading

The Procession of Ruwatan razor gembel, a Tradition Shaving Hair in Dieng Plateu

visitkhatulistiwa.com – A number of DCF 9 agendas were held starting Friday (08/03/2018) including Aksi Dieng Bersih, Caping and Flower Festival, Exhibition of SME and culinary products, Jazz Top Cloud Clouds, and Fireworks Festival. Then on Saturday (04/08/2018), Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo will open an event that begins with the Cone-shaped rice festival , Cultural carnival, and the Razor hair Dance ballet, the Musical performances and the Lantern Festival.

And, the peak on Sunday (05/08/2018) will be held Jamasan Dreadlocks, and the ruwatan shaving hair procession is shabby. It is estimated, the peak of tourist visits will fulfill the procession. [...]  Continue Reading