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Pawai Paskah in Kupang, Indonesia

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What is Pawai Paskah?

.
The Easter parade in Kupang, also known as Pawai Paskah, is a religious celebration held every year in Indonesia. The parade seeks to strengthen the Christian faith, the understanding, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In addition, it is also intended to function as an instrument of renewal and congregation of the youth of the province.

Hundreds of people native to the city and adjacent areas dress up in folklore clothes to be part of the procession. In addition, hundreds of young people participate in the ceremony carrying on their men images and crosses to stage the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ..

 

 

Each year the 14 ethnic groups in the area, 83 organizations and Christian and interfaith groups, educational institutions, foundations, student groups and NGOs congregate. In addition, other non-religious religious groups come to take part, which encourages thediversity and religious integration of the area.

The procession of Holy Week in Kupang is part of other celebrations that occur in the region and that in one way or another are also agglomerated in the festivities. For example, on multiple occasions people also attend the Larantuka processions on the Isle of Flores because they occur simultaneously.

The city of Kupang wants to position the Pawai Paskah as a tourist attraction in the region due to the greatreligious importance and the large crowds that come every year to be part of the processions.

 

The Pawai Paskah gathers thousands of people from various sectors of the region to participate in the religious processions

The Pawai Paskah gathers thousands of people from various sectors of the region to participate in the religious processions

.

 

When is Pawai Paskah[/h2>?

The Holy Week processions take placebetween the month of March and the month of April.

 

 

History of Pawai Paskah

 

Indonesia is not a primarily Catholic or Christian country; in fact, only 6% of the population is inclined to these religious currents. However, there are different areas where religious practices of both Catholic and Christian character are carried out due to the Portuguese colonizers who settled there several centuries ago.

The first arrival of the Portuguese to the island was in the 16th century to strengthen their trade, as well as to expand their wealth in gold and different minerals and of course, to expand the Catholic community. The traditions of Holy Week were imposed in these regions, resulting in the annual celebration of the festivities on a massive scale.



Every year, the different sectors of Kupang, Larantuka and surrounding areas celebrate with great fervor the Easter festivities, including processions withmusical groups,ethnic groups who perform dances and folklore performances and the religious images that characterize the festivities.

 

Where is the Pawai Paskah

?
Easter is held in Kupang, capital of Minor Islands Province of the Eastern Sunda, Indonesia.

 

Pawai Paskah is a religious event commemorating the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ

Pawai Paskah is a religious event commemorating the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ

 

How Pawai Paskah is celebrated

.
Thousands of people congregate, among themsurrounding ethnic groups, non-governmental organizations, interfaith groups, youth associations and representatives of other religions to carry out a great procession to help foster and strengthen the faith in the people of Kupang.

If you want to know more about tourism in this country I recommend this guide:.

 

The streets are filled withdozens of floats with music, images, ethnic groups, bandas andyoung people from the region to commemorate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In addition, people also contribute to the procession with some religious hymns and demonstrations of various kinds. The parade also seeks to consolidate itself as a possible tourist attraction of the region.

 

Tips for going to the Pawai Paskah

.
.

If you wish to attend the Holy Week processions in Kupang, we recommend planning your trip in advance, making an itinerary of activities and booking your accommodation in advance.

Also, be sure to pack comfortable and cool clothes, as you may be walking long distances during the procession. Also, don’t forget to bring sunscreen, an umbrella to protect you from the sun and stay hydrated during the processions.

 

Events in Pawai Paskah

.
The celebration revolves around the procession with thousands of people from the various social and religious sectors. The procession is led by a group of people who carry on their shoulders agolden cross with chains. Behind them come the various ethnic groups, schools, organizations and religious representatives from various surrounding areas.

Hundreds of allegorical floats accompany the celebration, many are composed of religious authorities who preach during the procession. Other floats are made up of bandas andethnic groups and finally, some groups perform typical dances wearing folklore garments..

 

Religious images are present at the Pawai Paskah

Religious images are present at the Pawai Paskah

 

Procession of Pawai Paskah

.
The parade consists of all social and religious groups accompanying the images and floats. In addition, various folkloric groups take the opportunity to perform some dance and music pieces with typical costumes of the region.

 

 

Procession route

.

The Pawai Paskah is a religious event whose procession runs through some streets of Kupang city

The Pawai Paskah is a religious event whose procession runs through some streets of Kupang city

.

 

The procession starts at Tari Street, then approaches Sudirman Street, passes through Urip Sumohardjo Street, Ahmad Yani, Jalan Timor Raya and ends at Talitakumi Church.

 

Nasi Goreng is a traditional dish from the Kupang region

Nasi Goreng is a traditional dish from the Kupang region

.

 

What to eat in Pawai Paskah

.
One of the foods you can try during the Holy Week celebration is Pecel Lele, fried catfish spiced with coriander and turmeric. In addition, you can try the Nasi Goreng, a fried rice dish with egg and vegetables.

In addition, the city offers you some local eateries where you can try a variety of local food. Some of the restaurants are Beer & Barrel Kitchen n’ Lounge, Bambu Kuning and Taman Laut Handayani.

 

The Pecel Lele is a typical dish of the region

The Pecel Lele is a typical dish of the region

 

Travel Insurance

.
From Carnavalesdelmundo.org we recommend to hire a good insurance to visit this carnival and to know the rest of the country. For being our readers we offer a 5% discount on all IATI insurance. Read more information about all insurance offers here:

 

 

What to see and do inside Pawai Paskah

.
Once you find yourself at the Holy Week celebrations in Kupang, you canbe part of the procession. Likewise, you can simply stand near the street to see all the groups participating in the ceremony, along with the bands and dancers.

If you don’t want to complicate things, here you can book interesting excursions in Spanish in this city:.

Guided tours in Spanish around the world

 

What to see and do outside of Pawai Paskah

.
You can visit some tourist attractions that are located in the city and adjacent areas.

Oenesu Waterfall

.
This is a waterfall that is located within a wooded area. You can go for a walk or swim in the water of the waterfall. During Easter it is possible that the water levels of the waterfall may be low due to the dry season.

 

Crystal Cave

.
This is a cave which has crystalline bodies of water. If you want to go, be sure to bring non-slip shoes and a flashlight, as the path is somewhat difficult to navigate.

 

Tablolong Lasiana

.
It is a warm beach with white sand. Its surroundings are clean and it is a good choice for strolling or swimming for a while.

Also if you want to visit museums and important buildings in this city we recommend that you book your ticket in advance through Tiquets:.

Book tickets in the city you are visiting

 

Safety at the Pawai Paskah

.

 

Kupang is relatively safe; however, we recommend that you carry modest clothing, keep your belongings in a safe place and be aware of your surroundings.

Also, check with locals to find out which beaches you can swim at, as some beaches and bodies of water present problems with crocodiles.

Also, we recommend the following products to safely store your items:

 

 

Weather in the Pawai Paskah

.
During the Easter dates the weather is somewhat hot in Kupan, with temperatures ranging between 24 and 32 degrees Celsius. Remember to stay hydrated at all times and wear sunscreen during the festivities and procession during Holy Week.

 

Different tribes of the region approach the Pawai Paskah procession

Different tribes of the region approach the Pawai Paskah procession

.

 

How to get to Pawai Paskah

.

How to get there by plane

.
The nearest airport is El Tari Airport. The airport receives flights from different Indonesian cities such as Bali, Jakarta and Surabaya. Once you are here, you can use the different means of transportation to reach the city center.

We recommend buying airline tickets through Kiwi.com or Skyscanner where they are usually cheaper. More information on this link to review Kiwi.com..

 

How to get there by ferry

.
The city has a large port where it receives boats and ferries from various cities in Indonesia.

 

How to get there by car

.
From the airport you can take the Frans Seda road to the city center. The journey takes only 10 minutes. If you decide to make the journey by cab, the value for the trip is 4 to 5 US dollars.

 

Where to stay in Pawai Paskah

.
The city of Kupang has some hotels and inns that are adapted for the large number of national and international tourists that come to visit the different tourist areas it offers.

 



Booking.com

 

Aston Kupang Hotel & Convention Center

4 star hotel 1.4 km from the city center. All rooms have air conditioning, sitting area, cable TV, minibar and private bathroom with toiletries. In addition, the facilities offer spa, restaurant with international and national breakfast, swimming pool and free wifi.

 

Neo Eltari Kupang by ASTON

3 star hotel 5 km from city center. Rooms include air conditioning, satellite TV, private bathroom with hairdryer and toiletries. In addition, the hotel has a swimming pool, free wifi and bar.

 

OYO 2965 Silvia Residence

2 star hotel 4.4 km from the city center. The rooms feature a TV, air conditioning, closet and private bathroom with toiletries. In addition, the hotel offers free wifi.

 

Swiss-Belinn Kristal Kupang

3 star hotel 1.1 km from the city center. The room has TV, safe, minibar, private bathroom with bathtub and shower and hairdryer. Also, facilities include swimming pool, bar, entrance to the beach, free internet, laundry and airport transfer.

We recommend you use Booking.com to book hotels at a good price, check more information here:.



 

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What is Pawai Paskah?

.
The Easter parade in Kupang, also known as Pawai Paskah, is a religious celebration held every year in Indonesia. The parade seeks tostrengthen the Christian faith, the understanding, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In addition, it is also intended to function as an instrument of renewal and congregation of the youth of the province.

Hundreds of people native to the city and adjacent areas dress up in folklore clothes to be part of the procession. In addition, hundreds of young people participate in the ceremony carrying on their men images and crosses to stage the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ..

 

 

Each year the 14 ethnic groups in the area, 83 organizations and Christian and interfaith groups, educational institutions, foundations, student groups and NGOs congregate. In addition, other non-religious religious groups come to take part, which encourages thediversity and religious integration of the area.

The procession of Holy Week in Kupang is part of other celebrations that occur in the region and that in one way or another are also agglomerated in the festivities. For example, on multiple occasions people also attend the Larantuka processions on the Isle of Flores because they occur simultaneously.

The city of Kupang wants to position the Pawai Paskah as a tourist attraction in the region due to the greatreligious importance and the large crowds that come every year to be part of the processions.

 

The Pawai Paskah gathers thousands of people from various sectors of the region to participate in the religious processions

The Pawai Paskah gathers thousands of people from various sectors of the region to participate in the religious processions

.

 

When is Pawai Paskah[/h2>?

The Holy Week processions take placebetween the month of March and the month of April.

 

 

History of Pawai Paskah

 

Indonesia is not a primarily Catholic or Christian country; in fact, only 6% of the population is inclined to these religious currents. However, there are different areas where religious practices of both Catholic and Christian character are carried out due to the Portuguese colonizers who settled there several centuries ago.

The first arrival of the Portuguese to the island was in the 16th century to strengthen their trade, as well as to expand their wealth in gold and different minerals and of course, to expand the Catholic community. The traditions of Holy Week were imposed in these regions, resulting in the annual celebration of the festivities on a massive scale.



Every year, the different sectors of Kupang, Larantuka and surrounding areas celebrate with great fervor the Easter festivities, including processions withmusical groups,ethnic groups who perform dances and folklore performances and the religious images that characterize the festivities.

 

Where is the Pawai Paskah

?
Easter is held in Kupang, capital of Minor Islands Province of the Eastern Sunda, Indonesia.

 

Pawai Paskah is a religious event commemorating the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ

Pawai Paskah is a religious event commemorating the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ

 

How Pawai Paskah is celebrated

.
Thousands of people congregate, among themsurrounding ethnic groups, non-governmental organizations, interfaith groups, youth associations and representatives of other religions to carry out a great procession to help foster and strengthen the faith in the people of Kupang.

If you want to know more about tourism in this country I recommend this guide:.

 

The streets are filled withdozens of floats with music, images, ethnic groups, bandas andyoung people from the region to commemorate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In addition, people also contribute to the procession with some religious hymns and demonstrations of various kinds. The parade also seeks to consolidate itself as a possible tourist attraction of the region.

 

Tips for going to the Pawai Paskah

.
.

If you wish to attend the Holy Week processions in Kupang, we recommend planning your trip in advance, making an itinerary of activities and booking your accommodation in advance.

Also, be sure to pack comfortable and cool clothes, as you may be walking long distances during the procession. Also, don’t forget to bring sunscreen, an umbrella to protect you from the sun and stay hydrated during the processions.

 

Events in Pawai Paskah

.
The celebration revolves around the procession with thousands of people from the various social and religious sectors. The procession is led by a group of people who carry on their shoulders agolden cross with chains. Behind them come the various ethnic groups, schools, organizations and religious representatives from various surrounding areas.

Hundreds of allegorical floats accompany the celebration, many are composed of religious authorities who preach during the procession. Other floats are made up of bandas andethnic groups and finally, some groups perform typical dances wearing folklore garments..

 

Religious images are present at the Pawai Paskah

Religious images are present at the Pawai Paskah

 

Procession of Pawai Paskah

.
The parade consists of all social and religious groups accompanying the images and floats. In addition, various folkloric groups take the opportunity to perform some dance and music pieces with typical costumes of the region.

 

 

Procession route

.

The Pawai Paskah is a religious event whose procession runs through some streets of Kupang city

The Pawai Paskah is a religious event whose procession runs through some streets of Kupang city

.

 

The procession starts at Tari Street, then approaches Sudirman Street, passes through Urip Sumohardjo Street, Ahmad Yani, Jalan Timor Raya and ends at Talitakumi Church.

 

Nasi Goreng is a traditional dish from the Kupang region

Nasi Goreng is a traditional dish from the Kupang region

.

 

What to eat in Pawai Paskah

.
One of the foods you can try during the Holy Week celebration is Pecel Lele, fried catfish spiced with coriander and turmeric. In addition, you can try the Nasi Goreng, a fried rice dish with egg and vegetables.

In addition, the city offers you some local eateries where you can try a variety of local food. Some of the restaurants are Beer & Barrel Kitchen n’ Lounge, Bambu Kuning and Taman Laut Handayani.

 

The Pecel Lele is a typical dish of the region

The Pecel Lele is a typical dish of the region

 

Travel Insurance

.
From Carnavalesdelmundo.org we recommend to hire a good insurance to visit this carnival and to know the rest of the country. For being our readers we offer a 5% discount on all IATI insurance. Read more information about all insurance offers here:

 

 

What to see and do inside Pawai Paskah

.
Once you find yourself at the Holy Week celebrations in Kupang, you canbe part of the procession. Likewise, you can simply stand near the street to see all the groups participating in the ceremony, along with the bands and dancers.

If you don’t want to complicate things, here you can book interesting excursions in Spanish in this city:.

Guided tours in Spanish around the world

 

What to see and do outside of Pawai Paskah

.
You can visit some tourist attractions that are located in the city and adjacent areas.

Oenesu Waterfall

.
This is a waterfall that is located within a wooded area. You can go for a walk or swim in the water of the waterfall. During Easter it is possible that the water levels of the waterfall may be low due to the dry season.

 

Crystal Cave

.
This is a cave which has crystalline bodies of water. If you want to go, be sure to bring non-slip shoes and a flashlight, as the path is somewhat difficult to navigate.

 

Tablolong Lasiana

.
It is a warm beach with white sand. Its surroundings are clean and it is a good choice for strolling or swimming for a while.

Also if you want to visit museums and important buildings in this city we recommend that you book your ticket in advance through Tiquets:.

Book tickets in the city you are visiting

 

Safety at the Pawai Paskah

.

 

Kupang is relatively safe; however, we recommend that you carry modest clothing, keep your belongings in a safe place and be aware of your surroundings.

Also, check with locals to find out which beaches you can swim at, as some beaches and bodies of water present problems with crocodiles.

Also, we recommend the following products to safely store your items:

 

 

Weather in the Pawai Paskah

.
During the Easter dates the weather is somewhat hot in Kupan, with temperatures ranging between 24 and 32 degrees Celsius. Remember to stay hydrated at all times and wear sunscreen during the festivities and procession during Holy Week.

 

Different tribes of the region approach the Pawai Paskah procession

Different tribes of the region approach the Pawai Paskah procession

.

 

How to get to Pawai Paskah

.

How to get there by plane

.
The nearest airport is El Tari Airport. The airport receives flights from different Indonesian cities such as Bali, Jakarta and Surabaya. Once you are here, you can use the different means of transportation to reach the city center.

We recommend buying airline tickets through Kiwi.com or Skyscanner where they are usually cheaper. More information on this link to review Kiwi.com..

 

How to get there by ferry

.
The city has a large port where it receives boats and ferries from various cities in Indonesia.

 

How to get there by car

.
From the airport you can take the Frans Seda road to the city center. The journey takes only 10 minutes. If you decide to make the journey by cab, the value for the trip is 4 to 5 US dollars.

 

Where to stay in Pawai Paskah

.
The city of Kupang has some hotels and inns that are adapted for the large number of national and international tourists that come to visit the different tourist areas it offers.

 



Booking.com

 

Aston Kupang Hotel & Convention Center

4 star hotel 1.4 km from the city center. All rooms have air conditioning, sitting area, cable TV, minibar and private bathroom with toiletries. In addition, the facilities offer spa, restaurant with international and national breakfast, swimming pool and free wifi.

 

Neo Eltari Kupang by ASTON

3 star hotel 5 km from city center. Rooms include air conditioning, satellite TV, private bathroom with hairdryer and toiletries. In addition, the hotel has a swimming pool, free wifi and bar.

 

OYO 2965 Silvia Residence

2 star hotel 4.4 km from the city center. The rooms feature a TV, air conditioning, closet and private bathroom with toiletries. In addition, the hotel offers free wifi.

 

Swiss-Belinn Kristal Kupang

3 star hotel 1.1 km from the city center. The room has TV, safe, minibar, private bathroom with bathtub and shower and hairdryer. Also, facilities include swimming pool, bar, entrance to the beach, free internet, laundry and airport transfer.

We recommend you use Booking.com to book hotels at a good price, check more information here:.



 

Thank you for reading

.

If you liked this article and found it useful share it on your social networks or collaborate by inviting us for a coffee at Paypal so we can continue creating useful content. Click here to collaborate:

 

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