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The Jakarta Post - Magazine - - 2014 Calendar - SRI WAHYUNI

Com­mem­o­rate the Chi­nese New Year, or Im­lek as the celebration is widely known. It is or­ga­nized in the city’s Chi­na­town of Ke­tan­dan area, near Ber­ing­harjo, Yo­gyakarta’s big­gest tra­di­tional mar­ket. It runs for a week and ends on the Cap Go Meh celebration held ex­actly 15 days af­ter Im­lek.

There are cul­tural per­for­mances, com­pe­ti­tions, a bazaar and ex­hi­bi­tion and also the Jogja Dragon Fes­ti­val. The event is jointly or­ga­nized by the Pro­vin­cial Tourism Agency and the Jogja Chi­nese Art and Cul­ture Center. start­ing from the Yo­gyakarta Po­lice Head­quar­ters, head­ing to the ru­ral camp site at Srimu­lyop Piyun­gan camp­ing ground, the sec­ond camp site at Imogori Square and end­ing at Parangtri­tis Beach.

( A fix­ture on the cal­en­dar for the past three years, the event also pro­motes the fact that Yo­gyakarta re­mains an in­ter­na­tional cul­tural icon. For­eign par­tic­i­pants in­clud­ing from China, Mex­ico, Sin­ga­pore, Malaysia and Ja­pan, give both street and stage per­for­mances.

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