Solo Batik Carnival X [Part 1]

Solo Batik Carnival is an annual carnival held in Solo, Central Java. This is a city where our president Mr Jokowi has became a Mayor some years ago. The carnival is always becoming a great amusement for public. The festival were not only enjoyed by the people from Solo but also from different cities in Indonesia even from international guests.

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The carnival is also followed by some popular carnival in Indonesia, they are Jember Fashion Festival and Cirebon Caruban Festival. In this Solo Batik Carnival X [part 1] post, I will post the first performance from Jember Fashion Festival.

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There was also a dance performance of Bedayan dance as an opening. At the first time, the Mayor of Solo city arrived by Javanese carriage. Unfortunately I couldn’t capture well the picture of Mayor Rudi. Her daughter also joined in the carnival with Defile costume.

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The participants are about 355 people. The costumes are about 5 kg especially for the Jatayu ones. The participants would walk about 2 km along the Slamet Riyadi road in front of Sriwedari Stadion until Fort Vastenberg by wearing the costumes. Waow sounds full of effort!!!

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I feel lucky that I can join to take pictures closely with other journalists and photographers. Thank you Larasatireyma a friend of my sister, a journalist who has helped me. So, I can share the Solo Batik Carnival X story to you through some posts about the carnival.

Thank you for enjoying this post!

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  1. Wonderful pics. It’s been a long time since I’ve been to Solo. 😎

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  2. Interesting. it’s like the Indonesian version of The Rio de Janiero Carnevale. Louise

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  3. Wow, those costumes are absolutely beautiful 😍

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  4. Beautiful costumes! Looks like it would be fun to see!

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  5. The costumes are amazing and your photos showed them at their most impressive!

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