Tabot Festival Bengkulu , Bengkulu community festival is held to commemorate the death of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Husein bin Ali bin Abu Thalib. The show will take place on 27 November to 6 December 2011 or coincide at 1-10 Muharam. Each year, the show centered on the front of the Balai Raya Semarak Bengkulu (Bengkulu Governor’s residence), precisely in the field Bengkulu police station.
The festival would feature performing arts, markets, craft fairs, and various competitions such as decorative delman, tambourines, dance Tabot, and various other arts events. In addition Tabot made of bamboo will uniquely decorated with colorful paper. If you come the day before so do not miss seeing Tabot major and minor Tabot exhibited with twinkling lights adorn the dark of night.
Tabot itself comes from the Arabic meaning of repentance at the death of a storied miniature coffins. Tabot Festival will hold a procession taking the land from beach to then be placed in the coffin replicas of Imam Hussein. Next accompaniment of traditional music chant the tens Tabot will be paraded around the villages in Bengkulu. You will hear the accompaniment of musical instrument sounds accompanied Tabot dol-shaped drum made from the root of the round under a coconut tree.
This celebration is like a parade of floats where the procession is the final disposal in Karbela Tabot which is about 3 miles from the location of the festival. 100 Tabot march into landfills is a top event Tabot Festival.
Culture Tabot taken at Bengkulu and was introduced by the preachers of Punjab, India, in 1336 AD and also by the Gurkha troops (mercenaries UK) in 1685. The annual festival later became a spectacle of interest to the public and even popular domestic and foreign tourists. Hundreds, even thousands of people poured in along the streets and squares to watch the procession of the various stages of interest in the event.
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