Grave visit tradition enlivens Eid celebrations in Banyumas

Grave visit tradition enlivens Eid celebrations in Banyumas

Tanjung Nirwana National Heroes Cemetery in Banyumas district, Central Java. (ANTARA/Wuryanti Puspitasari/kt)

The grave visit is one of the permanent traditions that we do every Eid celebration. It happens that our father is buried in Tanjung Nirwana National Heroes Cemetery, so (we) often come here
Purwokerto, C Java (ANTARA) - The tradition of grave visit enlivened celebrations of Eid al-Fitr 1443 Hijr by the community in Banyumas district, Central Java.

 

Based on ANTARA's observation at Tanjung Nirwana National Heroes Cemetery, Banyumas, local people visited the cemetery from morning until noon after Eid prayers.

 

One of the visitors, Yoga Hadi (71), a resident of Dokter Angka, Purwokerto, Banyumas, said that he and his family visited the grave of every Eid al-Fitr.

 

"The grave visit is one of the permanent traditions that we do every Eid celebration. It happens that our father is buried in Tanjung Nirwana National Heroes Cemetery, so (we) often come here," Hadi added.

 

This year, the cemetery was quite crowded compared to the previous year, he noted.


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"It is quite crowded but not dense; our family can still keep our distance because the area is also large and other visitors are orderly and maintain the health protocols," he said.

 

Meanwhile, based on an observation, some other visitors were also seen at the public cemetery in Karangtengah village.

 

Hally Apri (35), an exodus traveler from Pontianak, West Kalimantan, said she always visits the cemetery at Karangtengah village during her homecoming journey to Banyumas.

 

"Because (I) did not go home last year, then this year coincides with the moment of homecoming, then I took the time to visit Karangtengah village cemetery, our eyang (grandparent) was buried here," she added.

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Apri said that she and her family were committed to maintaining the health protocols while visiting the grave.

 

"We wear masks and keep our distance; we have also completed vaccinations until the third dose (booster). In addition, we have implemented the health protocol since Eid prayers this morning," she explained.

 

Apri said that she is very grateful because she could leave for homecoming from Pontianak, West Kalimantan to Purwokerto, Banyumas district, Central Java, for Eid al-Fitr this year.


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