Sekaten Ceremony

April 14
Alun-Alun Utara Kraton, Jogjakarta

Held during weeks preceding the commemoration of the prophet Muhammad’s birthday, sekaten begins at midnight. Two sets of ancient and sacred gamelan percussion instruments are brought in procession from western side of the palace square to mark the beginning of this ceremony. During the whole week save from Thursday night and Friday mornings, the two sets of gamelan are played continuously night and day. Accompanied by a fair at the square in front of the mosque where local handicrafts and items of folk arts are sold, sekaten ends when the two sets of gamelan are brought back again in procession, to the Kraton.

For more information, you can contact:

Jogjakarta's Culture and Tourism Office
Jl. Cendana No. 11

Jogjakarta, Indonesia

Phone: +62-274-562628, +62-274-564945
Fax: +62-274-564945