TIMESAUSTRALIA, YOGYAKARTA – Labuhan Kraton Yogjakarta will be held by tomorrow morning April 6, 2019. This annual event was believed that it could keep away the bad luck from them. However do you know the story behind it? Let's check it out.
As what has been stated by HY Aji Wulantara SH Mhum the Head of Cultural Departement Sleman, Labuhan literally means to throw, to put away, or to wash away.
On this Labuhan the Kraton Yogjakarta will do the uborampe labuhan (throw away some item to clean them), which will use several belonging of the Sultan on throne.
The labuhan was firstly conducted to celebrate the Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX birthday, but now it is more to celebrate the day of the new Sultan on throne.
The labuhan will be conducted at Parangkusumo beach, Dlepih, Lawu Mountain and Merapi Mountain Yogjakarta. The ceremony will be conducted differently according to the place the Labuhan conducted. (*)