Culture

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Borobudur, besides being one of the most magnificent ancient constructions, is the largest Buddhist temple in the world. The building, which has the shape of a stupa (Buddhist architecture that mimics the ancient burial mounds, which were the tombs of past civilizations), was founded and built by Mahayana Buddhists around 800 AD, during the reign of the Syailendra dynasty.

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Ciudad Contaminada

Despite the rains that fell yesterday in CDMX and the metropolitan area, the contamination did not dissipate.

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Dia De Las Madres   Regalo Delantal

Every year, on 10th of May, in Mexico, among other countries, we celebrate and spoil the woman who gave us life. However, few of us really know where this holiday comes from and how our country adopted it on the date we do it now.

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Tequis   Plaza Miguel Hidalgo 800x600

The charm of Tequisquiapan (Tequis, affectionately called by locals and visitors) is evident both in its busy center, full of colonial buildings, and in its outskirts, in the semi-arid landscape of the state of Querétaro, México.

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After several days, specifically since Thursday of last week (May 9, 2019), the high levels of pollution in Mexico City do not subside.

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Tianguis   Vendedor De Especias

Everyone who visits Mexico and pays attention not only to its tourist attractions, but to more everyday and typical aspects, will have listened, perhaps seen or even entered into some tianguis.

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The brightness of the rainbow that bloomed in the sky, eclipsed on the horizon the town of Taxco, which emerged as a series of buildings of classical colonial architecture bordering the green hills. The surrounding mountains looked like green carpets stretching gently towards the beauty of the "magical town".

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Fasting in the month of Ramadan in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic is indeed very different from how it has always been. This difference is especially felt in countries whose citizens are predominantly Muslim, such as Indonesia.

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Nasi Tumpeng (rice cone) is one of the 30 traditional Indonesian culinary icons established by the Indonesian Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy in 2012. Tumpeng is prepared equally in both religious and traditional festivals or celebrations.

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Kampung Gajeboh Baduy

People who have never been with Baduy Tribe maybe think that their community is scary, inaccessible because the location in the middle of nowhere. But the reality is so different.

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Debus is a known martial art from the province of Banten, Indonesia, which combines dance, sound and mysticism with magical nuances.

It is known that this art is extreme, but very unique and interesting, because it shows the ability of the human body to become immune to all types of weapons, both sharp weapons and hard objects, embers and others.

Some Debus shows that are exhibited most frequently are scenes of eating nails or glass, piercing the abdomen with spears or other sharp weapons without hurting, cutting limbs with knives or machetes, eating fire, sticking wire needles in the tongue, skin of the cheeks or other appendages without bleeding.

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20 02 10 13 07 25 778 DecoOne of the Debus performances where they cut a hand with a machete (Photo: FB Golagong writer's SS video)

Other demonstrations of Debus include watering the body with mercury, so the clothes get destroyecd but the skin remains intact, also frying the eggs on the head, burning the body with fire, climbing stairs or walls made with sharp machete leaves, and roll on broken pieces of glass.

 20 02 10 13 13 16 415 DecoDebus Practitioner eating nails (Photo: https://id.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debus_(seni))

According to information from https://id.m.wikipedia.org, Debus in Arabic means "iron bar with a pointed, round tip." Debus art began in the 16th century, during the reign of Sultan Maulana Hasanuddin (1532-1570).

Initially, Debus began to be known by the people of Banten as a way to spread Islam. Then, at the time of Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa (1651-1692 AD), these extreme martial arts became a tool to boost the fighting spirit of the people against the Dutch colonialists.

Today Debus is best known as a martial art that is widely exhibited in cultural events or traditional ceremonies.

According to one of the modern Debus figures, Tubagus Barce Banten or Abah Barce, Debus had nothing to do with magic, since magic was a Shirk act (assign partners to God), not allowed in Islam.

 

Source:
https://id.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debus_(seni)
http://hakimtea.net/kesenian-debus-sejarah-dan-ciri-khas-wisata-banten/

 

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Open House KBRI1

To strengthen the union among Indonesian citizens living in Mexico, the Indonesian Embassy in Mexico City held an open day on the second day of Eid al-Fitr 1440 H on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 in the official residence of the Ambassador.

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Hundreds of Mexicans arrived at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia (KBRI) in Mexico City, where the ASEAN Bazaar (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) was held on Saturday, December 7, 2019.

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Batik Foto 1

The original Batik is a piece of art whose designs are painted with liquid wax, using a special tool called canting, a kind of spoon or spatula. It is considered an art with a high aesthetic value and as clothing has been part of Indonesian culture (especially Java) for a long time.

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Living fasting during the month of Ramadan, every year, is certainly something common for Muslims in Indonesia. But it is something extraordinary to do it for the first time far from the beloved homeland.

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FICA 2019  Artesanias

Mexico is one of the countries with the most open attitude towards diversity and towards the world, and the FICA (International Fair of Friendly Cultures) is a clear example of this.

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Do you still remember the film Coco, an animation that tells the story of Miguel, a boy who dreams of being a musician and who visits the World of the Dead, and there seeks his great-great-grandfather, a famous composer? The visit takes place just during the day of the dead festivities, or rather, the Days of the Dead, because in the celebration of Death, in the Mexican tradition, November 1 is dedicated to children and November 2nd is dedicated to adults.

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Senggigi Beach

The charm of the natural beauty of the island of Lombok and the unique culture of the people of Sasak make this place one of the favorite tourist destinations for exotic travel lovers.

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After a month of fasting, Muslims in Mexico City celebrate the day of victory, Eid al-Fitr 01 Syawal 1440 H on this day, Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

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FICA Corredor En El Rea De Comida

The already traditional FICA (International Fair of Friendly Cultures) was inaugurated today, May 31, 2019, in the forest of Chapultepec, and will remain open to the public until the day of its closing, on June 16, 2019.

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