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The eight-yearly Dal festivities in Yogyakarta

  • Courtiers are ready to carry the Kyai Nagawilaga gamelan back to palace after being set at Kauman Grand Mosque in Yogyakarta on Nov. 30. JP/ Wienda Parwitasari

    Courtiers are ready to carry the Kyai Nagawilaga gamelan back to palace after being set at Kauman Grand Mosque in Yogyakarta on Nov. 30. JP/ Wienda Parwitasari

  • Children dip their fingers into torch oil. The torches are used to light the Kauman Grand Mosque yard for the whole week when the gamelan is played. JP/ Wienda Parwitasari

    Children dip their fingers into torch oil. The torches are used to light the Kauman Grand Mosque yard for the whole week when the gamelan is played. JP/ Wienda Parwitasari

  • Some people remove nails used during the Kundur Gangsa ceremony at the mosque. JP/ Wienda Parwitasari

    Some people remove nails used during the Kundur Gangsa ceremony at the mosque. JP/ Wienda Parwitasari

  • Courtiers get ready to carry the Kyai Nagawilaga gamelan back to the palace after being set at Kauman Grand Mosque in Yogyakarta on Nov. 30. JP/ Wienda Parwitasari

    Courtiers get ready to carry the Kyai Nagawilaga gamelan back to the palace after being set at Kauman Grand Mosque in Yogyakarta on Nov. 30. JP/ Wienda Parwitasari

  • A female courtier takes a bow prior to the marching of eight gunungan (mound of rice with side dishes) at the north courtyard of Yogyakarta Palace on Dec. 1. JP/ Wienda Parwitasari

    A female courtier takes a bow prior to the marching of eight gunungan (mound of rice with side dishes) at the north courtyard of Yogyakarta Palace on Dec. 1. JP/ Wienda Parwitasari

  • Some courtiers take a break to use their mobile phones. JP/ Wienda Parwitasari

    Some courtiers take a break to use their mobile phones. JP/ Wienda Parwitasari

  • Two foreign visitors attend the Grebeg ceremony in Yogyakarta. JP/ Wienda Parwitasari

    Two foreign visitors attend the Grebeg ceremony in Yogyakarta. JP/ Wienda Parwitasari

  • Courtiers at the north courtyard carry one of the eight gunungan. JP/ Wienda Parwitasari

    Courtiers at the north courtyard carry one of the eight gunungan. JP/ Wienda Parwitasari

  • Visitors use their mobile phones to photograph the procession. JP/ Wienda Parwitasari

    Visitors use their mobile phones to photograph the procession. JP/ Wienda Parwitasari

  • The Bromo gunungan procession returns to Yogyakarta Palace.JP/ Wienda Parwitasari

    The Bromo gunungan procession returns to Yogyakarta Palace.JP/ Wienda Parwitasari

  • Visitors harmlessly fight over the food at one of the eight gunungan in front of Pakualam palace. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

    Visitors harmlessly fight over the food at one of the eight gunungan in front of Pakualam palace. JP/ Tarko Sudiarno

  • Sultan Hamengkubowono X takes a piece of the gunungan before royal family members flock to it. JP/ Aditya Sagita

    Sultan Hamengkubowono X takes a piece of the gunungan before royal family members flock to it. JP/ Aditya Sagita

  •  Inside the palace, royal family members also battle for the food on the gunungan. JP/ Aditya Sagita

    Inside the palace, royal family members also battle for the food on the gunungan. JP/ Aditya Sagita

  • Royal family members attempt to grab food from the gunungan. JP/ Aditya Sagita

    Royal family members attempt to grab food from the gunungan. JP/ Aditya Sagita