Rafflesia Blooms Herald Eid al-Fitr Celebrations in Agam

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LUBUK BASUNG, BERITALINGKUNGAN.COM – In a splendid natural gift coinciding with the Eid al-Fitr 1445 Hijriah celebrations, the Agam District in West Sumatra has been graced by the blooming of three Rafflesia arnoldii flowers in the Batang Palupuh area, Palupuh Subdistrict. This rare occurrence adds to the festive atmosphere as the community prepares to celebrate Eid.

Joni Hartono, a tourism activist in Palupuh, reported that the three Rafflesia flowers have shown signs of blooming fully, with their reddish petals already unfolding. “This signals that the flowers will bloom perfectly, aligning with the Eid al-Fitr moment,” Hartono was quoted by Beritalingkungan.com from Antara on April 3, 2024.

The presence of the Rafflesia flowers not only enhances the natural beauty of Agam but also attracts visitors looking for unique activities during the Eid holidays. Hartono noted this is a rare opportunity, as the Rafflesia blooms for only about six to seven days before wilting.

The flowering of the Rafflesia arnoldii, one of the world’s largest flowers and protected under Law No. 5 of 1990 on Conservation of Biological Natural Resources and Ecosystems, is eagerly anticipated by nature lovers and tourists, including international visitors.

“Previously, the same flower had bloomed and successfully attracted many foreign tourists, thanks to promotions through social media and collaborations with tourism stakeholders,” Hartono emphasized the importance of conservation and natural tourism promotion to increase visitor numbers.

From January to April 2, 2024, around a dozen Rafflesia flowers have been recorded to bloom in the Batang Palupuh area. With dozens more buds ready to bloom, it is expected that the list of natural attractions available to the public and tourists in Agam District will continue to grow.

The blooming of the Rafflesia in Batang Palupuh offers more than just natural beauty; it teaches the importance of preserving biodiversity and appreciating the natural wonders around us.

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