Calendar Of Event

Legu Gam Festival

Legu Gam Festival

Legu gam festival used to be held annually in April to celebrate of the late Sultan Mudafar Sjah The Legu gam festival is the one of the larges and most important celebration on Ternate, in the North Maluku Province. This festival is a folk festival, where the royal of the sultan mingle with the population celebrating the birthday of the Sultan The Sultan than has to perform three important rituals which are the Doru Gam is where the Ssultan visits specific places, Kololi Kie is the procession where the Sultan sets sail around mount Gamalama and Fere Kie is the ritual when the Sultan clims mount Gamalama. Having completed these three obligation the sultan will be entertained with traditional dances. Since the last Sultan of Ternate passed away in February 2015 his family continue perform the ritual together with the local communities.

Tidore Festival

Tidore Festival

Tidore a city in North Maluku island has an annually events called Festival Tidore. This cultural event presents some of the traditional customs such as Dowori, a ritual to start culture activity, soa romtoha as a ritual of 5 clans meeting to bring water from kie Matubu mountain. There is also debus performance Ratib Haddad faraj/shahadat boso kene the magic attraction, paji nyili-nyili, parade of sultanate flag from each village to reach the Sultan Palace. There also do the ritual Jere se Keramat for blessing the comunity. Another interesting event is Lufu Kie ritual.This ritual is to commemorate Lufu Kie The Royal Tidore fleat which is succed to chase away VOC ship in the dutch colonial period. Lufu Kie formation are Kegungan Sultan (Kingdom Ship) guarded by 12 war boats from Tidore Kingdom Navy

Gilolo bay Festival

Gilolo bay Festival

Gilolo is the capital of west Halmahera, it is nearest from Ternate and usually refered to by Halbar This region enriched by uniqueness of its original tribes as the Sahu, along with the potential of Indonesia coral triangle the world’s premies marine biodiversity location. Every year the Government of the West Halmahera held the annual Festival on May. Its called “Festival Teluk Jailolo “. Theater on the sea is the one of performance showed by this festival. Theatre on the sea is a floating theatrical show. Traditional arts elements from west Halmahera will also be present as part of the theatre show such as yanger music, Tataruba bamboo musical instrument and west Halmahera traditional dance such as Legu Salai and Sara dabi-dabi. Also it will feature the feast of Horom Sasadu a cultural event where thanks are offered for an abundant harvest. This art and culture event is presented by farming community of West Halmahera