Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

Sultan Palace Celebrate Eid al-Adha (Grebeg Besar) 24 September 2015

Grebeg event start from the palace:
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DESCRIPTION:
Grebeg Besar Eid performed by the Sultan Palace to mark Eid al-Adha. Grebeg held after Eid prayers together in the morning. On this occasion, the palace and the army courtiers participated in it.

Grebeg ritual of the Eid al-Adha begins with the release of the Yogyakarta court accompaniment force consisting of soldiers Wirobrojo, Ketanggung, Bugis, Daeng, Patangpuluh, Nyutro. They wore colorful uniforms and attributes while carrying traditional weapons spears, keris, and ancient rifles.

Soldiers Parade:
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Grebeg event started from the palace, past the square to the north and ended up in the courtyard of the Great Mosque grebeg Kauman. Annual celebration, many people who participated in it. They waited since grebeg event starts until rayahan or seizure mountains completed.

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In the belief of Javanese (Yogyakarta people), people who get the goods in the form of agricultural products from the vegetables and fruits mountains (gunungan) that will get the blessing.

Gunungan:
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HELD ON:
24 September 2015 (Thursday).

OPEN HOURS:
8.00 A.M – 12.00 A.M (Thursday).

AGENDA:
7 Palace’s Soldiers parade
Palace’s Commander parade
Gunungan parade

CEREMONY VIDEO:

LOCATION:
Masjid Gede Kauman, Kraton, Yogyakarta & Alun-alun Utara.

MAP:

HOW TO GET TO THE LOCATION:
There is a cheap public transport to get there. Trans Jogja Bus. Ticket only IDR 4,000. First, you must go to halte bus/bus stop/shelter of Trans Jogja. Then, you must reach to Beteng Vredeburg or Kantor Pos Besar halte (halte Kantor Pos Besar), and then take a walk to ALUN-ALUN UTARA. Ask to the operator if you still confused.
Operator will glad to give information. :-)

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
please take Route 1A – Stop in Beteng Vredeburg Shelter
From Tugu Railway Station :
please take Route 1A or 2A – Stop in Beteng Vredeburg Shelter
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take Route 3B – Stop in Pojok Beteng Wetan Shelter, then please take Route 2B – Stop in Kantor Pos Besar Shelter
From Jombor Bus Station :
please take Route 2A – Stop in Beteng Vredeburg Shelter

*) Trans Jogja operates from 5:30 AM until 9:30 PM

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MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
There are strong signal for your cell phone.

CAFE:
There are some simple cafe near the site.

TICKET:
FREE

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