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Sacred buffaloes go on strike at Solo Palace

  • The Jakarta Post

| Fri, November 16 2012 | 11:39 am

PREMIUM The much awaited traditional Javanese New Year street celebrations, which coincided with the Islamic New Year, had to be delayed for more than an hour because the palace’s revered pet buffaloes briefly went on strike.

The kingdom of Solo, as Surakarta — one of the Javanese cultural bastions — is better known, has nine albino buffaloes affectionately called kebo bule (pale buffaloes)....