Islam has embedded its beliefs and daily practices in Indonesia for centuries, creating a culture and a way of life that is diversified with local wisdom; these ways of life are also deeply rooted in the city of Bengkulu. The Tabot ceremony in Bengkulu is a mourning commemoration for the death of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson. Although it is a part of acculturation with India, the Bengkulu people proudly carry it as one of their own beloved ceremonies.
The festival is not only a remembrance to commemorate the noble figure, but also to discover and appreciate Islamic values and its application in today’s society. Take a glimpse through the history of Islam in Indonesia by coming down to Tabot Festival.
Bengkulu Tourism Office
Jl. P. Tendean No. 17, Bengkulu
+62736 212 72