Kampung Coklat Blitar Join the Kupatan Day to Preserve the Local Heritage

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Kampung Coklat Blitar Join the Kupatan Day to Preserve the Local Heritage A preech by an imam at the Kampung Coklat Blitar, Wednesday (12/6/2019). (Picture by: Sholeh/TIMES Indonesia)

TIMESBONDOWOSO, BLITAR – The Owner of Kampung Coklat Blitar (an educational tourism) Cholid Mustofa trying to preserve the local heritage by joining the Kupatan Day and conduct the Kenduri Ketupat  (Ketupat or rice dumpling Feast) together with all the staffs and several people around the neighbourhood on Tuesday (12/6/2019).

This feast was an annual feast which occasionally held by the manage roof Kampung Coklat. According to Cholid the culture must be maintained to preserved the local heritage or culture as well to strengthen the bound of the local community.

"Kenduri Ketupat is a Javanese tradition to celebrate and appreciate the 7th day of Eid al-Fitr for the moslems. As a good moslem we should respect the culture and oreserved it," Cholid said.

Still according to him, the Javanese tradition has a great value, it doesn't change the essence of Islam while we deal with the tradition. It's a friendly local wisdom.

The ceremony was begun with a ketupat parade through the city. And then followed by some preech from the imam. The Kenduri Ketupat ceremony at Kampung Coklat Blitar was ended by the ketupat feast. All the attendance eat the ketupat together in harmony. (*)

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