Experience the Kawin Tebu Ceremony during Seminyak trips - AsiaRooms.com
February 18, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsAsiaRooms.com divulges the Kawin Tebu Ceremony could be on the agenda for people spending time in Seminyak hotels in April.
Although attending the event will involve a trip from Bali to West Java, the festival provides an authentic experience of Indonesian life that may appeal to travellers staying on the island.
The ceremony traditionally takes place in the days leading up to the new planting season and is particularly popular among sugar cane farmers in Bandung, the fourth largest city in Indonesia.
This West Java metropolis provides the venue for a lively festival during which large prayer sessions take place in the hope of a plentiful harvest later in the year.
Other events organised for Kawin Tebu include dancing, music, traditional storytelling and special food and drink.
Over two million people now live in Bandung, which was formerly an important commercial centre during the Dutch colonial era due to its extensive tea plantations.
The city was nicknamed 'Paris of Java' by the Dutch and also enjoys a milder temperature than many other Indonesian settlements, as it sits at an altitude of 768 metres.