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Rose in graveyard

Nyadran or grave pilgrimage ceremony for cleaning the ancestral tombs and sowing flowers is a tradition in Javanese society. This tradition originated from the Hindu-Buddhist era during the Medang Kingdom in Central Java in the 8th century and is still carried out today mainly in villages.

This annual activity on nyadran ceremony has a sequence of activities is holding a feast with reading prayers, then closed with eating together and doing besik is cleaning grass on the ancestral tomb.

Dlium Rose in graveyard

Pilgrims usually carry flowers, especially telasih flowers and roses as a symbol of a close relationship between pilgrims and ancestral spirits. The people who follow the ceremony usually pray for grandparents, fathers, and their dead brothers and sisters.



After praying, the community held a feast or ate together along the way. Every family that follows the feast must bring their own food. Food must be traditional foods such as fried chicken, fried chilli sauce, vegetable steamer with spices, prekedel, tempeh, tofu, and so on.

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