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A unique tradition to welcome Ramadhan

  • Some men clean the Sendhang Gedhe natural pool at Pucung village, Banyumanik district, Semarang, on May 12. JP/Suherdjoko

    Some men clean the Sendhang Gedhe natural pool at Pucung village, Banyumanik district, Semarang, on May 12. JP/Suherdjoko

  • Various foods are available during the Nyadran ceremony (a tradition for Javanese Muslims in Central Java that combines culture with religion ahead of Ramadhan) at Pucung village, Banyumanik district, Semarang on May 12. JP/Suherdjoko

    Various foods are available during the Nyadran ceremony (a tradition for Javanese Muslims in Central Java that combines culture with religion ahead of Ramadhan) at Pucung village, Banyumanik district, Semarang on May 12. JP/Suherdjoko

  • Villagers share their food after the Nyadran ritual at the Puroloyo Cemetery, Tunggulsari, Cepogo, Boyolali regency, Central Java, on May 14. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    Villagers share their food after the Nyadran ritual at the Puroloyo Cemetery, Tunggulsari, Cepogo, Boyolali regency, Central Java, on May 14. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • Dozens of residents of Pucung village, Banyumanik district, Semarang, bring various foods for the Nyadran ceremony. JP/Suherdjoko

    Dozens of residents of Pucung village, Banyumanik district, Semarang, bring various foods for the Nyadran ceremony. JP/Suherdjoko

  • Senior citizens and others of Samiran village, in Selo district, Boyolali regency, Central Java, pray together prior to the ceremony. JP/ Stefanus Ajie

    Senior citizens and others of Samiran village, in Selo district, Boyolali regency, Central Java, pray together prior to the ceremony. JP/ Stefanus Ajie

  • A villager walks across the road to join the Nyadran tradition at Cepogo, Boyolali regency, Central Java. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    A villager walks across the road to join the Nyadran tradition at Cepogo, Boyolali regency, Central Java. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • Villagers of Samiran village, Selo, Boyolali, Central Java, walk to the Kyai Hajar Saloka tomb to join the ceremony. JP/Stefanus Ajie

    Villagers of Samiran village, Selo, Boyolali, Central Java, walk to the Kyai Hajar Saloka tomb to join the ceremony. JP/Stefanus Ajie

  • A man and a child pray beside the grave of one of their relatives during the ceremony. JP/Stefanus Ajie

    A man and a child pray beside the grave of one of their relatives during the ceremony. JP/Stefanus Ajie

  • Some villagers share food kept inside tenong (containers made of aluminum or bamboo), which they brought from home during the ceremony. JP/Stefanus Ajie

    Some villagers share food kept inside tenong (containers made of aluminum or bamboo), which they brought from home during the ceremony. JP/Stefanus Ajie

  • Various fruits and other food inside tenong (containers made of aluminum or bamboo). JP/Stefanus Ajie

    Various fruits and other food inside tenong (containers made of aluminum or bamboo). JP/Stefanus Ajie

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