Sekaten Fair

Surakarta/Solo, Central Java

Sekaten Fair This traditional fair is held annually coinciding with the Islamic month of Rabiul Awal or Maulud (Javanese calendar) to commemorate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. This fair takes place at Alun-Alun Utara (The Kasunanan Palace’s North Square) and is open for visitors day and night. Exhibiting lots of tourist attractions, such as traditional food, handicrafts, unique toys, etc. The opening ceremony is marked with the procession of the Royal Family to carry the two huge sets of sacred Gamelans from the Sunan Palace to the great mosque at the north square. Sekaten fair is concluded with “Grebeg Maulud”.