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Updated every Sunday—last update was on 22 January 2023.


TRADITIONAL MARKET DAYS (Pasaran)
see worldwide time chart below in order to figure time differences if live times are involved

Monday Wage 23 January 2023 (first day of the Javanese lunar month of REJEB)
—klenengan at SMKI
—public holiday for IMLEK (Chinese Lunar New Year)
LINK

Tuesday Kliwon 24 January 2023 (Javanese lunar month of REJEB)

Wednesday Legi 25 January 2023 (Javanese lunar month of REJEB)

Thursday Paing 26 January 2023 (Javanese lunar month of REJEB)

Friday Pon 27 January 2023 (Javanese lunar month of REJEB)

Saturday Wage 28 January 2023 (Javanese lunar month of REJEB)

Sunday Kliwon 29 January 2023 (Javanese lunar month of REJEB)

Monday Legi 30 January 2023 (Javanese lunar month of REJEB)

Tuesday Paing 31 January 2023 (Javanese lunar month of REJEB)


Javanese Traditional Market 5–day week:
Kliwon, Legi, Paing, Pon, Wagé

Javanese Lunar Months in order from January 2023:

JUMADIL AKIR—just a typical month in terms of the performing arts world (end of Dec 2022 – 22 Jan 2023), rainy season, things will be a little busier this year though, as it is during school holidays and Western calendar New Year

REJEB: a somewhat busy month as Ruwah and Pasa which come next are more ascetic in nature (23 Jan 2023 – 20 Feb 2023), rainy season

RUWAH: a month in which many Javanese honor their ancestors at gravesites, numerous special wayang performances take place—especially in the villages and particularly in Klaten (21 Feb 2023 – 22 March 2023), rainy season

PASA: the fasting month, very few official ceremonies like weddings etc, and most routine rehearsals will take a break, but the musicians and dhalang like to keep busy so there can be a surprising amount going on that is last minute, especially in the second half of the month (23 March 2023 –20 April 2023), rainy season coming to a close

SAWAL: a very busy month for post-fasting celebrations across towns and villages (21 April 2023 – 20 May 2023), dry season

SELA: “sela” means break or rest and this month is a break between two very busy months (21 May 2023 – 18 June 2023), dry season. It probably will not be a rest or break month this year, as it falls during the end of the school-year and beginning of vacation performances in Java.

BESAR: the busiest month for weddings (19 June 2023 – 18 July 2023), probably even more busy in 2023 as it falls during the dry season and school holidays.

SURA: the lunar new year, considered a solemn and slightly tricky/dangerous/auspicious month, many traditional artists conduct ascetic exercises (19 July 2023 – 16 August 2023)

SAPAR: a busy month for weddings (17 August 2023 – 15 Sept 2023)—NOTE: from 17 August to 31 August is the season for Indonesian Independence Day celebrations, often including gamelan and wayang performances

MULUD: the month in which the SEKATEN gamelan and ceremonies take place (16 Sept 2023 – 15 Oct 2023), rainy season has usually started

BAKDA MULUD—just a typical month in terms of the performing arts world (16 Oct 2023 – 14 Nov 2022), rainy season

JUMADIL AWAL—just a typical month in terms of the performing arts world (15 Nov 2023 – 13 Dec 2023), rainy season

JUMADIL AKIR—just a typical month in terms of the performing arts world (14 Dec 2023 – first half of Jan 2024), rainy season, things get a little busier as it is during school holidays and Western calendar New Year


All the links here will be available for the foreseeable future well after the performance date and time. You rarely have to watch something live/in the moment anymore these days, although the live experience allows for chatting and a more communal experience, of course. I still get a lot of people writing to me with things like: “Oh, so sorry I missed that…” but in fact you can almost always go back to the link at any time, or come in late and “rewind” back to the beginning. Most live streamers keep their links up for good.

But in case you’d like to watch live and in the moment, here is a guide to times:

The YOGYA KRATON monthly broadcast every TUESDAY WAGE EVE:
Karaton Ngayogyakarta’s monthly UYON-UYON and DANCE broadcast

The PAKU ALAMAN monthly broadcast every SATURDAY KLIWON EVE:
Uyon–uyon Pakualaman Klenengan

For information on events at the PURO MANGKUNEGARAN, see their Instagram account:
Mangkunegaran Instagram
or Mangkunegaran Website

[Apologies that this site cannot be “everyone’s site”—this is a place where I share events I myself am planning on going to or listening in on, and that I hear about. There is a lot else going on, so keep your eyes and ears on social media!]

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