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In the Javanese month of Besar, in the 10th of month Besar, a Garebeg traditional ceremony is organized. In the eve of the Garebeg, 9 rice cones (Tumpeng Sanga) are paraded from the regent office to the mosque, accompanied by 40 traditional Demak soldiers and a group of local dancers.
A recitation of the Holy Qur'an is organized. In the morning, the ceremony begins in the regent office by performing "Bedaya Tunggal Jiwo" classical dance. The "Minyak Jamas" (special oil solution for heirloom cleansing) is paraded in 2 Km procession to the house of Sunan Kalijaga family in Kadilangu village.
The chief of Sunan Kalijaga family cleans the heirlooms belonged to the Sunan such as:
Keris - Kyai Crubuk
Spear - Kyai Sirikan
Shirt - Kotang Antakusuma
In the graveyard of Sunan Kalijaga. Ten thousands of people are eagerly watching the ceremony.
Bedaya Tunggal Jiwo
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