My Kebaya for Eid Mubarak

When Lebaran/ Eid Muvarak come, my husband and I visited mother’s house in Salatiga (Central Java), Indonesia. My husband and I live in Bali. Celebrating Lebaran for a week, I need to be more efficient to choose clothes to carry, which is not difficult to carry, especially when my husband was in an unhealthy condition, he must use crutches to walk.

I was thinking oto bring 1 suitcase only for  two of us. My  idea was to bring clothes for myself  very simple:
– kebaya 3 pcs
– 1 pc saroong
– 1 pc skirt
– other are shorts and T-shirts for sleeping

When talking about kebaya sometimes that occurred in the head is a clothing that is not flexible to wear to various events. A formal model makes us feel kebaya is only suitable for use only.

But, as long as we know how to choose and mix-match,  we can use simple kebaya during Lebaran (Eid Mubarak).  Staying beautiful, polite, and not reducing the meaning of  Eid Mubarak.

These are my mix-match for Eid Mubarak 2017:

The first Day :

Go to the mosque & tomb:
Where father, grandmother, grandfather and grandmother are buried



2nd Day : Met Neighbors


3nd Day : Posterity Meeting




My Culture is My Day


NOTE: mostly this pics took by my niece, Faiha, she is 8 years old.  My outfit is  Culture of Indonesia, we call it kebaya.  The originl kebaya is long Sleeves.

Uluwatu Temple: “Kecak & Fire Dance Under the Sunset”

Kecak is one of famous Balinese Culture Show.  Don’t say you visit Bali without enjoying Kecak & Fire Dance at Uluwatu Temple, Desa Adat Pecatu at 08:00.  The show starts at 06:00 pm when the sunset began. Before getting into the area of the show, we had to pay admission and should wear sarong / scarves that can be borrowed at the entrance area. The entrance fee is around Rp 100,000 / person.

Kecak is the most unique Balinese dance which is not accompanied by any orchestra/ gamelan, but by a choir of seventy men it has its origin in an old ritual dance “Sanghyang or Trance Dance”.  In the Sahyang dance a person in a state of trance communicates with the deities or ancestors.  Using the dancers as medium, the deities or ancestors convey their wishes in the 1930’s the old Indian epic Ramayana was include into the dance.

Due to a wise prince Ayodya Rama the legal heir to the throne of Ayodya was exiled from the realm of his father Dasarata. Accompanied by his wife Sita and his young brother Laksamana they wen into a forest called Dandaka.  While they were in the forest the demon king Rahwana found them and lusted after the beautiful SIta.  Accompanied by his prime Minister Marica, they made a trick to steal Sita.  Using his magic power Marica transformed himself into golden deer.  Disguised as a golden deer they succeed in luring Rama and Laksamana away from Sita.  Rahwana making use of this opportunity, kidnapped Sita and took her to palace Alengka.  Discovering the deception Rama and Laksamana, set out to rescue Sita from the clutched of the demon King assisted by the huge army of monkeys under the command of their king (Hanoman).  Rama Succeeded in getting his wife back safely.#

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