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Erau international folk art festival

The Erau Adat Kutai international folk art festival (EIFAF) is held every year in Tenggarong, the capital city of Kutai Kartanegara.

Erau international folk art festival

the facts

July 22nd 2017 until July 30th 2017

Erau Adat Kutai is a cultural heritage dating back from 13th Century’s Kutai Kartanegara Sultanate. The custom ceremonies are held in the Kutai Palace for a week. It is serves to maintain tradition and for spiritual reasons.

Outside the palace, people celebrate the art and culture festival which involves international folklore and dance groups from abroad.

During the festival you can also enjoy:

  • traditional sports competitions
  • dragon boat races and motor boat races on Mahakam River
  • art exhibitions
  • a culinary festival

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What to see and do?

nearby: Erau international folk art festival

  • In the sultanate palace, you can see the king’s throne, royal jewellery and learn the history of the oldest Hindu Kingdom.
    Sultanate palace and Kutai Kingdom tombs
    Sultanate palace and Kutai Kingdom tombs
  • Kota raja
    The Kota Raja Festival is held every year for a month to celebrate the anniversary of Tenggarong city. The spectacular events are a mix of traditional and contemporary art performances.
    Kota Raja Festival
    Kota Raja Festival
  • An inspiring Dayak experience centre is located in the centre of Tenggarong city on the Kumala island in the Mahakam river.
    Dayak experience center
    Dayak experience center
  • At the charming little wood museum, built from Borneo woods, you can get a good impression of the large variety of trees that grow in Borneo.
    Wood museum
    Wood museum
  • The Kutai folklore festival is held every year in one of the 3 cultural villages in Kutai Kartanegara. These are the Dayak villages of Lekaq Kidau, Lung Anai and Sungai Bawang.
    Kutai folklore festival
    Kutai folklore festival

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