Colors of Java - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle
Java strikes with an abundance of contrasts that can be traced in everything. Here there is a large modern city striking with scenic skyscrapers and small villages, where the atmosphere has remained unchanged for hundreds of years. Cultural traditions of indigenous peoples are also very interesting and controversial. Contemporary people living on the island move with the tides, but at the same time they don’t forget about traditions of their ancestors. Like many hundreds of years ago, they stick to old religious beliefs, worship ancient gods and perform mysterious rituals.
The island of Java is more than a thousand kilometers long; it is the most populous island in the Indonesian archipelago and a famous tourist destination. Almost a third of its territory is … Open
The island of Java has always been associated with spectacular scenery, grand volcanoes, ancient temples and amazing culinary traditions. Ethnic cuisine is very distinctive and unique; it is … Open
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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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Java. Learn the best periods to visit Java to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Java.