Zul Trio Anggono
Scores of Muslim families descended onto Sindu Beach in Denpasar, Bali, on June 12 with swimsuits and ketupat (rice wrapped in palm leaves) in their bags.
“We have carried out this tradition for quite a long time. Ten days after Lebaran, we gather by the beach,” Mika said.
In the tradition known as Lebaran Ketupat, Muslim adherents visit a beach and savor ketupat together with their families. They come from Muslim kampungs from across the southern side of the Hindu-majority island.
Lebaran Ketupat gives Muslim communities in Bali an opportunity to strengthen the bonds within their families.
The main dish for the event is the Balinese tipat bantal. Tipat means squareshaped ketupat, while bantal is sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves. Side dishes include pecel (vegetable salad) and rujak (fruit salad), both served with peanut sauce.