Grebeg Pancasila is a birthday
ceremony of Five Principles (Pancasila) on 1
June, which design as cultural event. This ceremony
differs from other ceremony. The Ritual of this
ceremony contain of 3 (three) fundamental subjects
1. Cultural Ceremony
2. Kirap Gunungan Limo (Five Mount Pageant)
3. Kenduri (Traditional Party)
This ceremony is always held once in a year at Blitar regency. It aimed to memorized the making process of Pancasila that become the base of Indonesia law. The ceremony followed by all of people in Blitar and commonly support by Indonesia government.
Pradah Gong (The Sacred Washing Ceremony)
The other Blitar traditional ceremony that annually held is the sacred washing ceremony of Kyai Pradah Gong. This traditional ceremony is followed by almost all of Blitar society. The sacred washing ceremony of Kyai Pradah Gong is a traditional ceremony, which has been inherited from one generation to the other generation in Blitar district society. Besides, it is meant to flourish the traditional culture. It is also meant to give blessing for those who bring or showered by the used water of the ‘gong’ (one of Javanese instruments).
Blitar Blitar is one of East Java Regencies, having the capital with the same name. Blitar is located near to Kediri Regency in the North, Malang Regency in the East, Hindia Ocean in the South and Tulungagung Regency in the West. Blitar, in both city and district, is located at the foot of Mount Kelud, East Java. Blitar is always affected by lava that has erupted by Kelud mountain for almost dozens of times starting from the year 1331. Layers of volcanic soils, which are found in Blitar is the…