Night Before the Chinese New Year Celebration in Singkawang

Of course the question for you, where is Singkawang? Compared to other cities in Indonesia, which is also known as the city - where the population of Chinese descent are spread in Indonesia, such as Bangka-Belitung, Bandung, Manado, Palembang, Semarang, Jakarta or Medan. So the city of Singkawang in celebration the Cap Go Meh - that characterize the crowd, is the most lively cities.

Singkawang within 145 km north of Pontianak, the capital of West Kalimantan.

Local government that the celebration concentrated in one region only, so that all activities in the Chinese New Year will be held in Stadium Kridasana Singkawang. Approximately 100 booths are expected helped enliven the event with a variety of performances ranging from Chinese New Year's Eve show on 30 January and the peak celebration Festival Cap Go Meh on February 14.

The stadium immediately transformed into a Park Mei Hwa and also there will be 8 replicas representing the riding horse.

And still many events waiting until day 15th in the Chinese New Year, or better known as the Cap Go Meh this year falls on February 14, 2014 and is the culmination of every Chinese New Year celebration in Indonesia.

The main event is the Tatung Parade. Tatung ritual aims to repel misfortune throughout the rest of the year. Tatung is the media in the ritual celebration of Cap Go Meh to resist evil spirits.

A friend sent photos of the event in a social media yesterday, the night before the big celebrations and festive new year. Wish you were there.

Happy Chinese New Year 2565. Gong Xi Fat Choy!

(Source B Kusuma, travelKompas, T Singarimbun /Images E Julian Lie Photography, Norman Reborn)


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