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Guide to the Dutch East Iftdies. 64
If we chance to be on the spot during the great Court festivities, 31st August, birthday of the Queen of the Netherlands, on New Year's Day, or during the Poeassa (April-May, fasting-time of the Mohammedans), we might witness these very peculiar ceremonies, unique in their way, see the " bedaja's," the corps de ballet of the Soesoehoenan, dance, and observe all the bustle, stateliness, stiffness, and slowness that are peculiar to the centuries-old court-tiquette.
SERIMPI'S AT THE NATIVE COURTS.SERIMPI'S AT THE NATIVE COURTS.