The Krakatau Festival

August 06, 2015

The Krakatau Festival is held to show off the richness of Lampung’s traditions and culture. The festival has been around since 1990 and has been going strong ever since. This festival is also a way to promote Lampung’s potential as a holiday destination. Since it was first held, the festival changes from year to year, giving a refreshing look to its people.

The most anticipated part of the festival is the carnival because it involves all layers of the local society. The carnival is a parade of the traditional attires of two big tribes in Lampung, Sai Batin and Pepadun. They also display traditional masks, tupping and sekura, which is one of the unique art traditions in Lampung.

Aside from the traditional attire, there is also a fashion show of contemporary tapis creations, with their designs woven into the fabric. To make things more festive, there are also be marching bands, dancing, and even an adorable parade of elephants which are protected in Way Kambas National Park. Before the carnival, the days are filled with competitions such as photography, snorkeling, swimming, kite flying and fishing.

Festival date: August 23 – 30, 2015


Source: Journey Magazine, August 2015