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Celebrating prophet Muhammad's birthday

  • Offering: Fruit and vegetables are piled up together in what is known as a gunungan. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Offering: Fruit and vegetables are piled up together in what is known as a gunungan. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • For those who serve: Women in traditional Javanese costume bring food for the abdi dalem, the staff of the palace. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    For those who serve: Women in traditional Javanese costume bring food for the abdi dalem, the staff of the palace. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Royal gathering:The abdi dalem come out with colorful masks and costumes. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Royal gathering:The abdi dalem come out with colorful masks and costumes. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Marching together: Local men carry a large gunungan called Estri. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Marching together: Local men carry a large gunungan called Estri. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Royal rumble: Hundreds of locals compete to get whatever they can from a gunungan. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Royal rumble: Hundreds of locals compete to get whatever they can from a gunungan. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • No waste: Local residents empty out gunungan. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    No waste: Local residents empty out gunungan. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

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