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Year of the Rooster celebrated across Indonesia

  • A temple worker places a sticker containing prayer writings on a giant red candle at Dharma Ramsi Temple in Bandung, West Java, ahead of Chinese New Year. Congregation members of the temple can order giant red candles to burn for their individual prayers. JP/Arya Dipa

    A temple worker places a sticker containing prayer writings on a giant red candle at Dharma Ramsi Temple in Bandung, West Java, ahead of Chinese New Year. Congregation members of the temple can order giant red candles to burn for their individual prayers. JP/Arya Dipa

  •  Workers handle a paraffin block, used to make giant red candles, in Bandung, West Java. The process of making the 1.7-meter-tall candles began three weeks before Chinese New Year. It takes three days to make one candle. JP/Arya Dipa

    Workers handle a paraffin block, used to make giant red candles, in Bandung, West Java. The process of making the 1.7-meter-tall candles began three weeks before Chinese New Year. It takes three days to make one candle. JP/Arya Dipa

  • A candle maker pours liquid paraffin wax into a sifter to separate dirt and other unwanted ingredients in Bandung, West Java, ahead of Chinese New Year.  JP/Arya Dipa

    A candle maker pours liquid paraffin wax into a sifter to separate dirt and other unwanted ingredients in Bandung, West Java, ahead of Chinese New Year. JP/Arya Dipa

  • A man paints a dragon effigy at Griya Konco Temple in Tanah Kilap, Denpasar, Bali, on Jan. 22. JP/ Zul Trio Anggono

    A man paints a dragon effigy at Griya Konco Temple in Tanah Kilap, Denpasar, Bali, on Jan. 22. JP/ Zul Trio Anggono

  • A woman decorates offerings comprising fruit and cakes at Darmayana Temple in Kuta, Bali, on Jan. 25. JP/ Zul Trio Anggono

    A woman decorates offerings comprising fruit and cakes at Darmayana Temple in Kuta, Bali, on Jan. 25. JP/ Zul Trio Anggono

  • A man carries a penjor ornament to be put in front of a gate at Darmayana Temple in Kuta, Bali, on Jan. 25. Penjor is a Balinese-style bamboo decoration. JP/ Zul Trio Anggono

    A man carries a penjor ornament to be put in front of a gate at Darmayana Temple in Kuta, Bali, on Jan. 25. Penjor is a Balinese-style bamboo decoration. JP/ Zul Trio Anggono

  • Men and women wear the costumes of eight Chinese gods and goddesses at the Grebeg Sudiro festival shortly after prayers took place at Tien Kok Sie Temple in Pasar Gede, Surakarta, Central Java, on Jan. 22. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

    Men and women wear the costumes of eight Chinese gods and goddesses at the Grebeg Sudiro festival shortly after prayers took place at Tien Kok Sie Temple in Pasar Gede, Surakarta, Central Java, on Jan. 22. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

  • A woman wears the costume of a Chinese god following the Grebeg Sudiro festival in Pasar Gede, Surakarta, Central Java, on Jan. 22. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

    A woman wears the costume of a Chinese god following the Grebeg Sudiro festival in Pasar Gede, Surakarta, Central Java, on Jan. 22. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

  • Congregation members of Tri Dharma Temple burn prayer papers as a symbol of gratitude in a ritual called “pao oen” at Tien Kok Sie Temple in Pasar Gede, Surakarta, Central Java, on Jan. 15. JP/ Ganug Nugroho Adi

    Congregation members of Tri Dharma Temple burn prayer papers as a symbol of gratitude in a ritual called “pao oen” at Tien Kok Sie Temple in Pasar Gede, Surakarta, Central Java, on Jan. 15. JP/ Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • Five thousands lanterns decorate the Pasar Gede area in Surakarta, Central Java, ahead of the  Lunar New Year. JP/ Ganug Nugroho Adi

    Five thousands lanterns decorate the Pasar Gede area in Surakarta, Central Java, ahead of the Lunar New Year. JP/ Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • Visitors enjoy the three-day Obar Abir (Colorful) Festival at Semawis Imlek Market in the East Wotgandul area in Semarang, Central Java, ahead of Chinese New Year in January. JP/ Suherdjoko

    Visitors enjoy the three-day Obar Abir (Colorful) Festival at Semawis Imlek Market in the East Wotgandul area in Semarang, Central Java, ahead of Chinese New Year in January. JP/ Suherdjoko

  • Congregation members pray at Poncowinatan Temple in Yogyakarta, two days before Imlek, the Lunar New Year. JP/Aditya Sagita

    Congregation members pray at Poncowinatan Temple in Yogyakarta, two days before Imlek, the Lunar New Year. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • Congregation members of Poncowinatan Temple in Yogyakarta use the Javanese dish tumpeng during their prayers. Tumpeng, a cone of yellow rice with various sides, is used in the ritual to display the acculturation of Chinese and Javanese cultures. JP/Aditya Sagita

    Congregation members of Poncowinatan Temple in Yogyakarta use the Javanese dish tumpeng during their prayers. Tumpeng, a cone of yellow rice with various sides, is used in the ritual to display the acculturation of Chinese and Javanese cultures. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • Participants participate in a rubber raft competition on Pepe River in Pasar Gede, Surakarta, Central Java, during Imlek. JP/ Ganug Nugroho Adi

    Participants participate in a rubber raft competition on Pepe River in Pasar Gede, Surakarta, Central Java, during Imlek. JP/ Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • Men and women burn candles during prayers at Toasebio Dharma Jaya Temple in West Jakarta on the eve of Chinese New Year on Jan. 27. JP/Bimo Rahardjo

    Men and women burn candles during prayers at Toasebio Dharma Jaya Temple in West Jakarta on the eve of Chinese New Year on Jan. 27. JP/Bimo Rahardjo

  • People walk under hundreds of lanterns at Satya Dharma Temple in Denpasar, Bali, in the early hours of Chinese New Year on Jan. 28. JP/ Zul Trio Anggono

    People walk under hundreds of lanterns at Satya Dharma Temple in Denpasar, Bali, in the early hours of Chinese New Year on Jan. 28. JP/ Zul Trio Anggono