Thousands of people – including residents and guests – would witness the festival proceedings, which showcased nine dragons attraction performed by Saint Yosef Singkawang City group and hundreds of tatung or shamans possessed by ancestral spirits, among others.
Meanwhile, residents in greater Jakarta also turned up where the Cap Go Meh festivals took place on Sunday.
In Bekasi city on the outskirts of Jakarta, thousands of people filled the streets along Hok Lay Kiong temple in Margahayu. The heat did not deter the spectators to watch a cultural parade featuring lion dance performances and giant Betawi effigies, locally known as ondel-ondel.
In Bogor city, about 40 kilometers south of Jakarta, the residents, including house mothers and children, flocked to Suryakencana street and Siliwangi street to see the Bogor Street Festival on the occasion of Cap Go Meh festivities.
(Writers: Afdhalul Ikhsan, Joy Andre | Editors: Anggara Wikan Prasetya, Ihsanuddin)
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