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YOGYAKARTA OFFERS DIFFERENT CHOICES OF EVENTS FOR NEXT YEAR.
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.