Friday, January 18, 2008

Celebrating Mountane Life

Now in its fifth year, communities living in the vicinity of five mountains in Central Java andYogyakarta gathered on Sept. 17 in Banyusidi village, Magelang, to celebrate the Five Mountains Festival.

Featuring a variety of traditional and con­temporary performances, the festival took place on the western slope of Mount Merbabu.

The cultural festival is largely a community event akin to a country fair, and thousands of residents from Mt. Merbabu, Mt. Merapi, Mt. Andong, Mt. Sumbing and Mt.Menoreh - who also, organized the festivities - arrived to revel in and cheer on the day's activities.
( The Jakarta Post, Sunday, October 1, 2006, pg. 24)