Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

LABUHAN CEREMONY (6-7 April 2019) – A Sultan Palace (Kraton) Traditional Ceremonies

WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS EVENT?

ONCE A YEAR EVENT
This event was attended by thousands of culture enthusiast from all over Yogyakarta.

AWESOME CULTURAL EVENT
You gonna see awesome cultural event, rich in elements of the process and appreciation

UNIQUE PARADE
You gonna see the local people wear nice local dress.
They bring ceremony tools, fruits, vegetables as an offering for Supranatural figure.

EVENT THAT HELD ON THE BEACH & VOLCANO
This event held on the Parangkusumo beach in Yogyakarta.
Other Labuhan ceremony held on some mounts.

Labuhan Parangkusumo

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*) Photo source: http://rofiqdoni.blogspot.co.id/2014/09/sunset-parangtritis.html

DESCRIPTION:

Lauhan ceremony is a ceremony to commemorate the crowning of Sultan Hamengku Buwono. Labuhan ceremony performed on the Parangkusumo beach and some mountains, Merapi volcano and Mount Lawu every year.

In every eight years (tahun Dal) they will held additional or big Labuhan ceremony on Dlepih village, Tirtomoyo district, Wonogiri regency. Those places chosen as ceremony place because of historical reason. Those places believed as interconnection of founding father of Mataram kingdom to Supranatural figure. The Supranatural figure is believed involved in the establishment of Mataram kingdom. Since that time, there is belief that every King/Sultan in power must continue this heritage ceremony.

The Sultan servants (abdi dalem) bring the gift or offering to Supranatural figure after praying. The Yogyakarta palace believes that with the traditional/heritage Labuhan ceremony will build safety, peace and prosperity of society and country. The Yogyakarta people feels has this traditional/heritage ceremony and consider Labuhan ceremony as needs to be preserved.

Labuhan Parangkusumo

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*) Photo source: http://www.thejakartapost.com/multimedia/2016/05/16/the-labuhan-ceremony-harmony-between-men-nature-and-god.html

WHEN?

HELD ON:
6 April 2019 (Labuhan Parangkusumo).
7 April 2019 (Labuhan Merapi & Lawu).

OPEN HOURS:
7.00 AM – Finish

START POINT:
Sultan palace at 7.00 AM.

AGENDA:
Sultan server parade.
Praying ceremony.
Offering to supranatural figure.

Labuhan Parangkusumo

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*) Photo source: 1hal.com

WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
Sultan Palace
Parangkusumo beach, Parangtritis.
Merapi volcano.
Mount Lawu.

MAP:



HOW TO GET TO SULTAN PALACE?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
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 Shelter (SO 1 Maret halte) or Main Post Office halte (halte Kantor Pos Besar), and then take a walk to the palace. 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 (SO 1 Maret halte)
then please take a walk to the Sultan palace (Kraton)
From Tugu Railway Station :
please take Route 1A or 2A – Stop in Beteng Vredeburg Shelter (SO 1 Maret halte)
then please take a walk to the Sultan palace (Kraton)
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
then please take a walk to the Sultan palace (Kraton)
From Jombor Bus Station :
please take Route 2A – Stop in Beteng Vredeburg Shelter (SO 1 Maret halte)
then please take a walk to the Sultan palace (Kraton)

*) Trans Jogja operates from 5:30 am until 9:30 pm.

LABUHAN CEREMONY AT PARANGKUSUMO BEACH

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*) Photo source: kratonjogja.id

LABUHAN PARANGKUSUMO IN THE PAST TIME

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*) Photo source: http://kratonjogja.id/hajad-dalem/2/hajad-dalem-labuhan

HOW TO GET TO PARANGKUSUMO?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
You can use Trans Jogja to Giwangan bus station (Terminal bis Giwangan), ticket about IDR 3500. Then change bus, from Giwangan bus station to Parangtritis. Then, stop at Parangkusumo beach. Then, take a take a walk to the beach. Ask bus operator if you confused. Operator will glad to give information. :-)

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
please take Route 3B – Stop in Giwangan Bus station (Terminal Bis Giwangan)
Then take a small bus to Parangtritis beach – Stop at Parangkusumo beach
From Tugu Railway Station :
please take Route 2A – Stop in Tungkak shelter/halte.
Then, take Route 4A – Stop in Giwangan Bus station (Terminal Bis Giwangan)
Then take a small bus to Parangtritis beach – Stop at Parangkusumo beach
From Jombor Bus Station :
please take Route 2A – Stop in Tungkak shelter/halte.
Then, take Route 4A – Stop in Giwangan Bus station (Terminal Bis Giwangan)
Then take a small bus to Parangtritis beach – Stop at Parangkusumo beach
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take small bus to Parangtritis beach – Stop at Parangkusumo beach

*) Trans Jogja operates from 5:30 am until 9:30 pm.

**) Better you rent a car or motorcycle for cheap one. Use Google map as navigation.

LABUHAN CEREMONY AT MERAPI VOLCANO FOOT

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*) Photo source: kratonjogja.id

HOW TO GET TO MERAPI?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
No public transport to reach here. You can rent scooter and use Google maps  as your navigation.

LABUHAN CEREMONY AT MOUNT LAWU

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*) Photo source: kratonjogja.id

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