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Tapa Bisu Mubeng Beteng

A New Year Ritual in Yogyakarta

New Year is often associated with party and fireworks, but not in Yogyakarta. A traditional ritual, called Tapa Bisu Mubeng Beteng, is held annually in the first day of Suro – the first month in Javanese calendar – to commemorate the Javanese New Year.

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