Grebeg Syawal is a tradition to mark the day of victory after the fasting month of Ramadan and welcome the arrival of Eid glorious day. The event was held at the North Square of Yogyakarta on 1 Syawal in Java Calendar. Grebeg Syawal Ceremony will begin at 9 am or shortly after the Eid prayer.
Grebeg Syawal is the ceremony of removing Gunungan Lanang palace that contains a variety of crops that will be contested society. Grebeg or Garebeg is a tradition Ngayogyakarta Palace as the embodiment Hajad Dalem or Sultan alms to the people who symbolized the Gunungan Lanang that contains a variety of vegetables. The convoy will start from the Gunungan Lanang performances Yogyakarta Palace and then to the courtyard of the Great Mosque Kauman in western North Square Keraton Yogya.
Gunungan Lanang is arranged cone shaped offerings containing vegetables of green beans, peppers, egg, and others. Gunungan Lanang be paraded by Abdi Dalem From Ward palace to the Great Mosque Kauman. At the Grand Mosque is then Gunungan Lanang be invaded communities to be taken and take home.
Grebeg Syawal parade will involve no less than 600 imperial army of several garrisons, namely Daheng soldiers, Patangpuluh, Wirobrojo, Prawirotomo, Jogokaryo, Ketanggung, Nyutro, and Mantrijero. Members of the Sultanate will stand out among the troops is to lead the ceremony. When the Mountains Lanang emerged from the palace will be in the salvo of shots accompanied soldiers.
Gunungan Lanang that has been blessed in Grebeg Syawal event is believed to bring good luck. It was the people of Yogyakarta and surrounding areas will rush to get anything even though only a small part of Gunungan Lanang. Tradition ngerayah or ngalap this meaningful gift accumulate wealth which people will compete for the chili, eggs, nuts, and other parts of Gunungan Lanang.
So, why do not you take part in this sacred tradition or simply observe the fascinating tradition of Javanese culture. Grebeg Syawal is the one event that tradition worth the wait and should not be missed.
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