Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

LABUHAN CEREMONY by Yogyakarta Sultan Palace at Parangkusumo beach – April 16th, 2018

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, fruit, vegetables, etc as a gift or offering for Supranatural figure.

EVENT THAT HELD ON THE BEACH
This event only held on the Parangkusumo beach in Yogyakarta.
Other Labuhan ceremony usually held on the mount.

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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. Mount Merapi and Mount Lawu. In every eight years they will held additional 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.

Labuhan ceremony held in every year. 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.

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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:
16 April 2018.

OPEN HOURS:
8.00 AM – Finish

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

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*) Photo source: 1hal.com

WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
Parangkusumo beach, Parangtritis.

DISTANCE:
About 28 km south of Yogyakarta or about 45 minutes.

MAP:

HOW TO GET TO THE LOCATION?

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 PARANGKUSUMO BEACH

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LABUHAN CEREMONY IN THE PAST TIME

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

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