Garebeg

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Abstract

Garebeg, also grebeg, is the Javanese term for a grand ceremony celebrated three times a year at the kratons (royal courts) of Yogyakarta, Surakarta, and Cirebon, coinciding with the three Islamic feasts of Mawlid al-Nabī (birthday of the Prophet), ‘īd al-fiṭr (festival of the breaking of the fast) and ‘īd al-aḍḥā (sacrificial feast).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopaedia of Islam, THREE.
EditorsKate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherBrill
Pages34-35
ISBN (Print)9789004386662
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2019

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Keywords

  • Garebeg
  • Islamic feasts and festivals
  • mawlid al-nabī
  • Javanese Islam
  • ritual

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Beck, H. (2019). Garebeg. In K. Fleet, G. Krämer, D. Matringe, J. Nawas, & E. Rowson (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE. (pp. 34-35). Leiden: Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_27375