Happy Javanese New Year & Islamic New Year


New year is always celebrated
By wishing all the best
Better achievement in the following year
By torch marches
Recite holy verses
In the mosques
Or washing keris rites
Among traditional Javanese people

I celebrate two new years at the same time
Javanese and Islamic New Year
I type Javanese first as it is older than Islamic one
Now its 1948 in Javanese calendar
While 1436 in Islamic
Javanese calendar is based on Ajisaka’s arrive to Java in around 78 AD
While Islamic is based on Rasulullah SAW PBUH hijra to Madinah

Why both are celebrated at the same time?
It is because of Mataram’s Sultan Agung role
Some consider it mystical
But for me it is a new hope
New year is always a new hope
May Gusti Allah bless us
From this year and on

Sugeng Warsa Enggal 1948 He
Happy Islamic New Year 1436 Hijriyah

For all Javanese and Muslims in the world


Tangerang, 1 Sura 1948 He/ 1 Muharram 1436 H/ 25 October 2014 AD


Bambang Priantono


6 Comments Add yours

  1. danirachmat says:

    happy new year! 🙂

  2. Pardi says:

    In java especially solo and yogyakarta people called as sasi suro.usually in keraton will be held sekaten.i missed there,yuk ke sana.

  3. Chas Spain says:

    I wish you all the very best for both New Years Bambang – must be a special time

    1. Thank you very much.. I hope it will be the best year. 🙂

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