Kasada is an annual
festival of Indonesia, which is held in the month of March.
However, sometimes, it is also held in the month of February.
Kasada in Indonesia is dedicated to
Mount Bromo. This is one
of the most famous volcanic mountains of the country. Located
between Bali and Surabaya, this mountain is also a major
tourist attraction of the country. Large number of people
comes to Indonesia, not only to take a look at its deep
craters but also to attend the celebrations of the Kasada
On Kasada, the people of the country climb the 2392 meters
high volcanic mountain to offer prayers and pay tribute to
their forefathers and ancestors. Kasada is basically the name
of a month. It is the twelfth month in the Tenggerese calendar
year. The festival is held on the fourteenth day of this
Mount Bromo is
dormant, however sometimes sulphur fumes can still be seen
emitting from the craters. Whenever the locals hear any rumbling
and grumbling sound from the crater, they rush to this pace to
give their offerings. Hence one can say that Kasada is basically
celebrated to keep the holy mountain from erupting.
In this festival the people come with all sorts of offerings to
this holy volcano. The offerings ranges form fruits, flowers, and
chicken to bigger and unique items like live water- buffaloes.
These offerings are either thrown in the crater or are given to
the Muslim petitioners. Tourists from outside the country come to
watch this spectacular event.
If you happen to attend the Kasada, then you can go for pony ride
from the Ngadisari village to the foot of this grand mountain. The
view is simply marvelous and the ride is exciting.
Kasada is one of the most popular religious festivals of the
country. This festival clearly highlights the Indonesians belief
in nature Gods.
The closest airport to
Mount Bromo is
International Airport, the airport is located approximately 12
kilometers (8 miles) from Surabaya city center. Distance between
Surabaya and Mount Bromo
is approximately 79 km. You need to chartered a 4W or jeep from
Probolinggo or Malang in order to reach
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