Dugderan is a ceremony that marked the month of fasting has come, once Dugderan is a means of Semarang City Government information to the people of the coming month of Ramadan. Dugderan executed exactly 1 day before the fasting month. Dugder words, taken from the blend of sounds dugdug, and the sound of cannon which follow later assumed by derr.
These activities include market the people that started a week before Dugderan, carnival followed by merah putih troops, marching band, troop custom clothing “BINNEKA TUNGGAL IKA”, cannon, and a variety of potential ngendok warak arts in the city of Semarang. Typical characteristics of this event is warak Ngendok custom bodied species of animal headed goat skin dragon scales of gold, visualization warak ngendok made of colored paper colorful. This event started from 08.00 hours until sunset on the same day also held Warak festivals and Jipin Blantenan.
Muslims have long been disagreement in determining the day of the fasting month, each party usually wants to maintain his own righteousness, it often raises some fasting beginning of this determination the authorities attention. This occurred in 1881 under the Government of Regents Kanjeng RMTA Purbaningrat. He first ventured to define the start day of fasting, ie after Bedug Grand Mosque District and the cannon in the courtyard sounded three times each. Before sounding the drum and cannon, the ceremony is held at the yard District.
The existence of Der Dug ceremony was increasingly attracted the attention of Semarang and surrounding communities, causing the arrival of traders from various regions that sell various kinds of food, drinks and children’s toys such as those made of clay (pottery), toys from bamboo (flute, Gangsingan), toys from paper (Warak Ngendog).
Before the implementation of the drum is sounded and the cannon in the District, has prepared a variety of equipment such as:
2. Draped in a wreath for 2 (two) guns that will be sounded.
3. Obat Inggris (Munitions) and newsprint that are fixtures cannon
4. Gamelan prepared at the district hall.
The officer must be ready to place:
2. The officer rang the cannon and drum
3. Niaga (pengrawit)
4. The ceremony leader, usually Lurah / Head of the local village.
Dug Der ceremony held just a day before the fasting month at 15.30 WIB.Ki Lurah as Chairman commencement ceremony speeches set the day of fasting to pray for continued safety please. Later in the mosque sounded Bedug 3 (three) times. After that is sounded by the rhythm of the gamelan District MOGANG.
Although times have changed and evolved but the tradition is still preserved Dug Der. Although the implementation of this tradition ceremony has undergone many changes, but does not reduce the meaning Dug Der itself. The cause of the changes include implementation of emigration to the Government Center and City Hall on Jl Pemuda land increasingly narrowing the Fair, because the development of buildings around the Pasar Johar shops.
Dug Der Tradition Ceremony now held at the City Hall page with the same time, the day before the fasting month. The ceremony was chaired by the Mayor of Semarang who plays Duke Semarang . After the ceremony is completed , followed by a procession / Carnival, followed by Red and White Army, Drum band, Traditional Clothing Force “BINNEKA TUNGGAL IKA”, Meriam, Warak Ngendog and a variety of arts exist in the city of Semarang.
With a drum sound and cannon bergemanya this city of Semarang and surrounding communities know that tomorrow morning start fasting without feelings of doubt.
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