Mount Bromo to Temporarily Close for Yadnya Kasada Ceremony

INDONESIAUPDATES.COM, News En – Mount Bromo, a well-known tourist attraction in East Java, Indonesia, will be off-limits to visitors from June 21 to June 24, 2024. This temporary closure is to honor the Yadnya Kasada ceremony, a significant ritual held by the Tengger Tribe community residing around Mount Bromo.

Reason for Closure:

The Tengger Tribe observes Yadnya Kasada, an offering ceremony to their deities and ancestors. During this ceremony, offerings are tossed into the crater of Mount Bromo.

Dates of Closure:

  • June 21, 2024 (00:00 WIB) to June 24, 2024 (00:00 WIB)

Areas Affected:

  • All four entrances to Mount Bromo will be closed during this period.

Purpose of Closure:

To ensure the Tengger Tribe can conduct their ceremony peacefully and respectfully, without interruptions from tourist activities.

Additional Information:

  • The closure was decided upon by the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park Center (BBTNBTS) in collaboration with other relevant parties.
  • After the ceremony, BBTNBTS and related parties will work together to clean the tourist area.
  • Cooperation from tourism service providers is requested to respect the closure and allow the Tengger Tribe to perform their rituals uninterrupted.

Impact on Tourism:

If you had planned a trip to Mount Bromo during these dates, you’ll need to adjust your itinerary. Consider exploring other parts of Indonesia or postponing your Mount Bromo visit until after June 24th.

Alternative Destinations:

  • Batu Tourism Park: Enjoy a variety of rides, attractions, and stunning natural scenery.
  • Malang Night Spectacle: Immerse yourself in a captivating cultural performance showcasing East Java’s rich heritage.
  • Ijien Crater: Witness the mesmerizing blue flames of the Ijen Volcano, a unique natural phenomenon.
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Respecting Local Customs and Traditions:

It’s crucial to be mindful of local customs and traditions when visiting any region. By understanding and respecting the Yadnya Kasada ceremony’s significance to the Tengger Tribe, we can contribute to a more harmonious and respectful travel experience.


Mount Bromo Closure for Yadnya Kasada Ceremony: FAQ


Q: Why is Mount Bromo closed from June 21 to 24, 2024?

A: Mount Bromo is closed to honor the Yadnya Kasada ceremony, a significant ritual for the Tengger Tribe community residing around Mount Bromo. The ceremony involves throwing offerings into the crater of Mount Bromo.

Q: When will Mount Bromo reopen?

A: Mount Bromo will reopen to visitors on June 25, 2024, at 00:00 WIB.

Q: What areas of Mount Bromo will be closed?

A: All four entrances to Mount Bromo will be closed during this period:

  • Cemorolawang entrance from Probolinggo Regency
  • Dingklik area from Pasuruan Regency
  • Jemplang area for access through Malang Regency
  • Lumajang area

Q: Can I still visit other parts of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park during the closure?

A: Yes, you can still visit other areas of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, such as the Madakaripura Waterfall and the Mount Semeru hiking trails. However, please be aware that some areas may have limited access due to the Yadnya Kasada ceremony.

Q: What should I do if I had planned a trip to Mount Bromo during the closure?

A: If you had planned a trip to Mount Bromo during the closure, you can either reschedule your trip for after June 24th or explore other parts of Indonesia. Here are some alternative destinations to consider:

  • Batu Tourism Park: Enjoy a variety of rides, attractions, and stunning natural scenery.
  • Malang Night Spectacle: Immerse yourself in a captivating cultural performance showcasing East Java’s rich heritage.
  • Ijien Crater: Witness the mesmerizing blue flames of the Ijen Volcano, a unique natural phenomenon.
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Q: How can I be respectful of the Yadnya Kasada ceremony?

A: It’s important to be mindful of local customs and traditions when visiting any region. Here are some ways to be respectful of the Yadnya Kasada ceremony:

  • Avoid visiting Mount Bromo during the closure period.
  • If you are in the area during the ceremony, be respectful of the Tengger Tribe’s religious practices and refrain from disturbing their rituals.
  • Dress modestly and avoid wearing revealing clothing.
  • Do not litter or leave any trash in the area.
  • Be respectful of the local people and their culture.

By following these guidelines, we can help ensure that the Tengger Tribe can celebrate their Yadnya Kasada ceremony in peace and tranquility.


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