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Thousands swarm streets of Tangerang for rare festival

  • Multa Fidrus

    The Jakarta Post

Tangerang | Sun, October 7 2012 | 09:44 am

Business in Tangerang, Banten, almost came to a halt on Saturday, as thousands thronged the city’s main roads for a parade to honor Kwan Im, the Buddhist goddess of mercy and one of the four great bodhisattvas in China.

From early in the morning, people from all walks of life and many religions flocked to witness the spectacle, which is held once every 12 years.

Performances of tra...

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