Sapi Sono contest is held before bull race starts. Sapi Sono is a pair of elaborately ornamental cows controlled by a jockey to follow the sound of music stepping toward to the gateway. Wearing fully ornamented clothes and accessories the bulls look unique and beautiful. They are accompanied with sronen traditional music.
Bull Race originally comes from Madura and becomes a folk festival from time to time. It is usually held after the harvest season to express gratefulness of good harvest. Bull Race for Madurese becomes a pride which cannot be separated from their culture, particularly for the owner. It is annually held to win the trophy of President of Republic of Indonesia. The grand final will be the summit competition usually called as “Gubeng Bull Race”. The race itself consists of a couple of bulls contested for their speed controlled by a jockey known as Tukang Tongkok sitting on the beam of bracket called “kaleles”. Before entering the race area, the two bulls equipped with Kaleles and panggonong tied up between those two bulls and even equipped with clothes like a couple of bride and bridegroom, accompanied with seronen music and traditional musical instrument like gamelan.
A special attraction of carnival with the theme of ethnic by using traditional contemporary Banyuwangi costumes. It is one of the alternatives to empower art and culture that have grown and developed in the community and performed in a very spectacular parade.
Probolinggo government and Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park Office hold kite festival to promote Mount Bromo and generate tourist visit.
Location:Sand Sea, Mount Bromo, Probolinggo Regency