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The philosophy of the Padusan tradition

  • A boy jumps into the water as part of the Padusan (bathing) tradition to welcome the Ramadhan fasting month. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    A boy jumps into the water as part of the Padusan (bathing) tradition to welcome the Ramadhan fasting month. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

  • A boy helps his friend to climb up from the pool. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    A boy helps his friend to climb up from the pool. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

  • A boy wears goggles as he swims during Padusan. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    A boy wears goggles as he swims during Padusan. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

  • Swimmers are viewed from under the shade of a banyan tree. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    Swimmers are viewed from under the shade of a banyan tree. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

  •  The silhouette of a boy is seen as he watches his friends swimming. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    The silhouette of a boy is seen as he watches his friends swimming. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

  • A girl does the backstroke. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    A girl does the backstroke. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

  • Three boys happily swim at the Umbul Pajangan pool. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    Three boys happily swim at the Umbul Pajangan pool. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

  • A father washes his son’s hair to complete the Padusan ritual. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

    A father washes his son’s hair to complete the Padusan ritual. JP/Boy T. Harjanto

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