Much of the action takes place at the foot of the majestic volcano Bromo, which remains one of the most revered on the island. The festival is devoted to the god of fertility, Bethor Bromo; the volcano is its epitome. During the holiday, local farmers bring to the foot of the volcano their gifts: the sacrificial cattle and poultry, vegetables and fruits. All offerings are brought to the priest; then locals begin to walk with them to the crater of the volcano. The culmination of the festival is dropping gifts into the crater. After the symbolic ritual every farmer can be sure that the next year would bring a rich harvest.
Modern holidays, including large-scale Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival, are held on the island. As you might guess from the name, the venue for the jazz festival is the capital; the music holiday usually takes place in the first half of March.
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