Sunday, October 17, 2010

In A Glimpse : Jogja Java Carnival 2010

Jogja Java Carnival for the first time was held in 2008. This year, the carnival was opened on 16 October 2010 and took routes from Malioboro street, Ahmad Yani street, Trikora street, and ended at North Square of Jogjakarta Palace. The carnival was in form of celebration for the 254th anniversary of Jogjakarta. This night carnival was the first ever been held in Indonesia and only in Jogjakarta. The spectacular show was supported by technology, forms composition, various colors and sparkling lights. Local artists from Jogjakarta, Indonesia and from overseas like Thailand and Suriname, united in this spectacular show and create a harmony.. Harmony of the night and only happened here in Jogjakarta. 

In a glimpse about Jogjakarta. During the Dutch Colonial, The Kingdom of Mataram was separated into Jogjakarta and Surakarta kingdom through Gianti agreement in 1755. Jogjakarta as an autonomous kingdom having recognition by the government of the Republic of Indonesia during the independence of this republic in 1945. President Soekarno announced a decree for Jogjakarta to become special region because of its king and people’s helping hand for the independence of the republic. Jogja is a special region which still keeping its tradition and become a province with autonomy on it.

Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X, both the king of Jogjakarta and the governor of Jogja Province itself, has autonomous power to lead his kingdom due to fact that Jogjakarta inherited a very rich culture and tradition that should be preserved and become identity of Indonesia as a country with cultural riches.

The harmonight theme of this carnival divided into 3 sub themes, consist of Human Harmony (harmonious life with human being), Universe Harmony (harmonious life with nature) and Heaven Harmony (harmonious life with God as the creator).


For more about Jogja Java Carnival 2010, please visit its official site.

All pictures are the courtesy of Jogja Java Carnival 2010.


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