Waisak Festival at Borobudur 2025

Where: Borobudur temple, Java, ,
When: Monday, May 12, 2025
Image by Josep Monter Martinez from Pixabay
Buddha Statue
Image by Josep Monter Martinez from Pixabay

Borobudur temple in Java Indonesia, which is known as the biggest Buddhist temple in the world was recognized by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, as a World Heritage Site.

Every year, in the first full moon evening of May, thousand of Buddhist monks celebrate in the antique, unique ten thousands year’s old temple, the birth, the illumination and the death of Buddha.
For the visitor who intends to take part in the event it is recommended to make arrangements for his lodging and the drive, in advance.

At the event’s evening, the locals and tourist visitors are exposed to a marvelous view. The full moon lights a mass of monks wearing orange gowns march with candles and flowers in their hands. The pilgrim monks, march in the darkness, in a long convoy from the village Mendut toward the temple in order to pray and lay an offering to Buddha who sit in the peak of the antique temple.

The ceremonies, the pilgrim’s march and the holly antique temple ensure the visitor, unconsidered his religion, an esthetic experience in an unforgettable spiritual and cultural atmosphere.

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Central Java Provincial Tourism Office
Jl. Madukoro Blok BB
Phone: +62-24-760 8570
Fax : +62-24-760 8573
Semarang - 50144
Central Java - Indonesia

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UTC+7 to +9 (Various/Seasons)
Bahasa Indonesia (official, modified form of Malay), English, Dutch, local dialects (the most widely spoken of which is Javanese).
Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.
Tropical; hot, humid; more moderate in highlands.
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Ministry Of Culture And Tourism, Republic Of Indonesia Sapta Pesona Building Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat No. 17 Jakarta 10110 Tel. +62 21 383 8167 Fax. +62 21 384 9715
Indonesia background and overview
The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hostilities, and UN mediation before the Netherlands agreed to relinquish its colony. Indonesia is the world's largest archipelagic state and home to the world's largest Muslim population. Current issues include: alleviating poverty, preventing terrorism, consolidating democracy after four decades of authoritarianism, implementing financial sector reforms, stemming corruption, holding the military and police accountable for human rights violations, and controlling avian influenza. In 2005, Indonesia reached a historic peace agreement with armed separatists in Aceh, which led to democratic elections in December 2006. Indonesia continues to face a low intensity separatist guerilla movement in Papua.
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