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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

  • 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
  • myborneo-tenggarong-Ling-Ain-Dayak-Village
    Live like a Dayak and submerge in this traditional village of Lung Anai at your own homestay. Learn hunting skills, go fishing, read animal trails, and master your blowpipe skills.
    Dayak Village Lung Anai
    Dayak Village Lung Anai
  • 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
  • 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
  • OLD OIL PUMP SANGA-SANGA
    The Sanga-Sanga event is held every year on January 27 in Sanga-Sanga city to commemorate a local uprising and raising of the national flag during colonial occupation.
    Sanga-Sanga
    Sanga-Sanga

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