Seren Taun Harvest Celebration

For Indonesians of Sundanese descent, the Seren Taun festival marks the start of a new agricultural cycle; a time for giving thanks for the previous years' crop yield while looking toward the future with hope for the upcoming harvest.

The ancient celebration, which stems from the Sunda Kingdom of West Java in around 670 B.C., starts with an early morning procession of collecting rice, followed by traditional Sundanese performances and a ceremony of presenting the rice to village leaders.

October 06, 2015 - Cigugur, West Java, Indonesia. (Photos: Afriadi Hikmal)