1 Reason You Should Visit Jogjakarta on May 2016


We don't need many reasons for you to come to Jogjakarta, just one. That is "Lantern Festival on Borobudur temple". A major festival in the Buddhist Calendar, Waisak day celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha Siddharta Gautama. Borobudur is a central meeting point for Buddhists from all over Indonesia, and around the world on this auspicious day held every year, on a full moon in either April or May each year.
Each year one of a series of Buddhist organisations take the lead in the festivities, which include a procession from Mendut temple through to Pawon temple and then Borobudur. Depending on the organiser of the year, the emphasis is slightly different, but it is always colourful and filled with festivity and food
The around 15,000 participants stretch for over a kilometre on the walk to Borobudur, where they settle before a dias with Borobudur as a backdrop.
The thousands sit and join together in repeating mantras, is a powerful and humbling experience. Then a meditation begins, with a complete silence. Intense.
And at that day also there is lantern festival at the night, usually will be start at 11 p.m. We can't make sure a number of lanterns, but we make sure that this event absolutely spectacular. 
This year, Lantern Festival will be held on 22 May 2016 at 11 p.m. 
Let's visit Borobudur as one of the world herritage !

Welcome to Jogjakarta

 
Waisak Day 2015
Jokowi as President of Indonesia in Waisak Day 2015
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