Kuwung Festival

December
Banyuwangi, East Java

 

Kuwung Festival is an annual parade that has become a window for the cultural authenticity of Banyuwangi, showcasing everything from its cultural richness to superior potentials exhibited by locals from 24 districts of Banyuwangi Regency. During this notable festival, more than a thousand locals parades through the main roads of two-kilometer distance by foot or with decorated cars.

Aside from the parade, Kuwung Festival is also filled with local arts and crafts, Hadrah, Kundaran, and Jaranan traditional music, theatrical performances, and a cultural show from every ethnic group of Banyuwangi. Be the one to witness this massive parade and uplift your spirit while you’re at the charming Banyuwangi.

Kuwung Festival
Kuwung Festival

Information:

Jl. Ahmad Yani 78, Banyuwangi, East Java
+62333 424 172
Banyuwangi Art, Culture & Tourism Office

Borobudur Nite: Music, Lantern, & Hope

December 31
Magelang, Central Java

 

As the largest Buddhist temple and one of the wonders of the world, the Borobudur Temple provides a majestic backdrop for many activities, be it spiritual or festive. But as far as these events go, this merry event acts as a symbol of gratitude for the present and the past, as well as hope for a positive future.

Celebrated at midnight of the upcoming year, Borobudur Nite releases thousands of beautiful lanterns around the temple’s complex. With live music, remarkable art performances, and a prayer for the upcoming year, travelers from all around the archipelago and the world are welcomed to celebrate New Year at the majestic Borobudur Temple.

Borobudur Nite: Music, Lantern, & Hope
Borobudur Nite: Music, Lantern, & Hope

Information:

PT. Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur,
Prambanan & Ratu Boko
Jl. Raya Jogya – Solo KM 16, Yogyakarta
+62274 496 402
info@borobudurpark.co.id
www.borobudurpark.com

 

Denpasar Festival

December 28
Denpasar, Bali

 

Generating innovative activities and maintaining high quality events are the simple purposes of Denpasar Festival. Focusing on happiness and sustainability, it is the event of the year in Bali.

Variety of food stalls serving Balinese traditional festive dishes will not only be the highlight of the festival. The silver lining of this merriment is the performances, including Dadong Rerod opera, dance parade, and musical concerts.

 

Information:

Bali Tourism Office
Jl. S. Parman, Niti Mandala,
Denpasar, Bali
+62361 222 387
www.disparda.baliprov.go.idt

Lovely December

December 26 – 30
Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi

 

The Government of Toraja Regency once again celebrates
a truly lovely festival called Lovely December, presenting
many of the wonderful Toraja cultures. This festival brings
you various entertainments that are both eye-opening
and enchanting.

A night run around the beautiful Toraja, dance
performances, selfie contests, DJ and band performances,
a motocross tournament, biking journey, and a colossal
coffee drinking consisting more than 7,000 people in one
table are only some of the activities at Lovely December.
For those of you who are looking for an array of
entertainments while being introduced to one fascinating
culture, this event is unmistakably for you.

Lovely December
Lovely December

Information:

Toraja Destination Management Organisation
Jl. Veteran No. 1 Makale, Tana Toraja
South Sulawesi
+62423 264 62
www.torajainternationalfestival.com