The Garebeg or Grebeg counts among major cultural events in Yogyakarta. The festivities start with a procession from the Kraton, sultan’s palace. Lavishly decorated floats and people in traditional costumes parade to the sound of the gamelan orchestras. The procession ends with ‘Grebeg Maulud’ where the sultan makes a short appearance. This ritual happens three times a year. The schedule follows the Islamic calendar.
|7 March 2019: Nyepi 3 April 2019: Ascension of the Prophet Muhammad|
|19 April 2019: Good Friday 19 May 2019: Waisak, Buddha’s birthday 30 May 2019: Ascension of Jesus Christ 4 and 5 June 2019: Idul Fitri, end of Ramadan 12 August 2019: Idul Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice 17 August 2019: Independance day 1 September 2019: Islamic New Year 9 November 2019: Prophet Muhammad's Birthday|