Cap Go Meh Bogor Street Festival starts 15 days after Chinese New Year which is in this 2016 were held on February 8th. It means that Cap Go Meh will be held on February 22, 2016.
Begins with religious ceremonies to honoring Almighty God, the gods and the ancestors, then the procession of cortege began from the Vihara to a designated area and then go back to Vihara before 12.00 pm.
This procession of cortege consisted of line pacer/guardian in the form of Dragon, Kie Lin, and Barongsai, then followed by Joli Procession of Eyang Suryakantjana, joli procession of Hok Tek Tjeng Sin god, joli procession of Kwan Im goddess, and joli procession of Kwan Kong god.
On the sidelines of the joli procession, there is a Sisingaan Sundanese tradition, Calung Sundanese art, Rampak Tambur, Barongsai and the dragon. The procession entourage can reach a length of 1kilometers which followed with thousands of participants and and witnessed by ten thousands of Bogor people, domestic and foreign tourists.
The procession will stop at three-point stage. The first stage is in front of Vihara Dhanagun, then the second at THE 1O1 Hotel Bogor Suryakancana and the last at Siliwangi three-way junction.
The following is the full festival schedule:
02.30 – 03.06 PM CEREMONIAL
02.30 pm Opening
02.32 pm Singing the Indonesia national anthem “Indonesia Raya”
02.37 pm Report from the Chairman of Committee
02.40 pm Greetings from the chairman of the foundation
02.43 pm Greetings from Governor of West Java (or Bogor Mayor)
02.46 pm Praying ceremony
02.56 pm Kie Lien
02.01 pm Greetings and release by The President (Minister of Religious Affairs or Chairman of People’s Consultative Assembly)
03.06 – 03.46 pm DRUMBAND PARADE
Bobats Marching Band Festival
03.46 – 03.50 pm EXHIBITION PARTICIPANT
03.46 pm Pusdikzi Drumband
03.50 pm Gonfalonier
03.53 pm BOBATS Creation Parade
04.08 pm “Cinta Berkain & Perempuan Berkebaya” Community
04.11 pm Uri Uri Budaya Jawi
04.14 pm Line Dance
16.17 pm Culun Nalaktak
16.20 pm Rengkak Ayakan
16.23 pm Payung Padjadjaran
04.46 pm Garuda Ngapak
04.29 pm Lo Cia San Tai Cu Dance
04.32 pm Boboko Logor
04.35 pm Reog Ponorogo
04.38 pm Ogoh-ogoh
04.41 pm Barong Landung
04.44 pm Liong
04.47 – 04.50 pm Mandarava NSI Drumband
04.50 – 05.00 pm JOLI PROCESSION PREPARATION
Preparation of Joli carnival, departure from Vihara Dhanagun, Rampak Tambur, and Flags.
05.00 pm – till drop JOLI PROCESSION