Banyumas regency situated in the southwest of Central Java is very rich in cultures and arts. Every year, there are a number of traditional processions or ceremonies held by local people and supported by the government. These ceremonies attract both domestic and international tourists to see the procession. The followings are some of traditional ceremonies in Banyumas:
Kirab Prosesi Pusaka Banyumas (Banyumas Heirloom Procession)
The heirloom procession is held annually on the occasion of Banyumas anniversary on 5April. The heirlooms in this procession are in a form of Keris (dagger), Tombak (spear), and Koran (Kitam Stambul). There’s also a visualization of Adipati Mrapat (Former regent of Banyumas) in the event.
Prosesi Grebeg Suran (Grebeg Suran Procession)
The procession is annually held on Tuesday/ Friday Kliwon in Sura Month of Javanese calendar in to thank for the God’s mercy. The procession takes place in the area of Baturraden.
Prosesi Jaro Rojab (Jaro Rojab Procession)
The Jaro Rojab procession is held every year on 10 Rajab month of Javanese calendar. The main event of this procession is to replace the old jaro (fence) surrounding Kyai Tulih cemetery complex in Masjid Saka Tunggal (One-pillar Mosque), Wangon with the new one.
To see more cultures of Banyumas, click the following links:
Arts and Culture of Banyumas (English)
Arts and Culture of Banyumas (Indonesian)