For the people of Java, every day has a meaning, including Friday Kliwon. Every month you will find a day that is considered sacred for some people.
It's so scary, parents sometimes forbid their children to leave the house at night on Friday Kliwon. Because it's believable that horrible things happened that day.
You need to know, Friday is the 6th day of the modern calendar, while Kliwon is the 4th day of sepasar (pancawara) on the Javanese calendar.
Many people's perspectives respond to the mystique of Kliwon Friday night, from the birth of myths about the unseen world to certain prohibitions.
And until now, many Indonesians still believe in mystical things, although many are apathetic.
No one knows for sure why Kliwon Friday night is called a sacred night. However, this could be the belief of the Javanese people. Especially the Yogyakarta area, which carries out fasting for 40 days and ends on Friday night.
During this time, the community provides various kinds of offerings such as offerings that are placed in locations that are considered sacred.
Well, so you're not curious, Postpangandaran will share information about myths related to Kliwon Friday night. Among them:
Some Javanese people are quite afraid of Kliwon Friday night. Because in some areas the Javanese people stop their activities at night when the Kliwon Friday night comes.
It is said that supernatural powers on Friday Kliwon night can be utilized by performing rituals
The Spirits of the Ancestors Come to the House
When Kliwon Friday night arrives, Javanese people believe that ancestral spirits come to the house.
This makes the Javanese people have the habit of welcoming. Usually, they put up a pair of some kind of offering in the form of food.
Lots of Ghosts Wandering
Kliwon Friday night is associated with the presence of a ghost figure wandering around. This is often conveyed by traditional stakeholders or ritual practitioners.
Taking Care of People Who Died on Kliwon Friday Night
Maybe because in Javanese society, Muslims also think that dying on Kliwon Friday night is considered good.
They believe that people who die on that day are a sign of khusnul khotimah.
Those are some myths about Kliwon Friday night, so they're just myths, guys, the truth is not yet known. (Zn)