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What’s on in Bali
Bali island is well known for its unique and uncomparable culture tradition from its ancient days. From annual Bali Art festival, Bali Mekepung in Jembrana, Pandan War in Tenganan,, Kite Festival, Omed-Omedan or Kissing festival, Ngaben cremation ceremony to the world most famous Ogoh-Ogoh parade to welcome mystical of NYEPI Day.
Hari Raya SiwaratriJAN, 15th 2018
Siwaratri (Shivaratri) is a holy day to worship God (Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa) in Shiva form. Siwaratri is a meaningful day for Balinese Hindu people, because they believe on that day God Shiva is doing meditation for yoga, therefore the Hindus perform the activities that lead the self purification and focusing their mind to the God Shiva. The main purpose of Siwalatri is destroying or eliminating the dark side in the heart and the mind for getting the holy mind and implementing the God’s character. Siwaratri is always celebrated on the day before Tilem Sasih Kepitu, the new moon of the 7th month of the Saka Moon calendar of Bali, a day which usually falls in the month of January. The next Siwaratri will be celebrated on 15th January 2018.
The Magical Parade of MelastiMAR 14TH, 2018
Melasti ceremony is a ceremony held a few days before Nyepi and the Balinese people will bring all God symbols to the beach as holy water resources for purification purpose. In addition, the aim of this ceremony is to clean the human body or Bhuwana Alit and entire earth or Bhuwana Agung from the badness or bad spirits. All of the Balinese people wear the Balinese traditional costume and they will sound The Balinese traditional instrument called Gamelan during the magical parade procession.
Ogoh-Ogoh FestivalMAR 16TH, 2018
One day before Nyepi, the Balinese people held Bhuta Yadnya ritual. Bhuta Yadnya is a series of ceremonies to banish the presence of Bhuta Kala which is the manifestation of the negative elements in human life. Bhuta Yadnya consists of two stages, namely mecaru and ngerupuk ritual. In a series of Bhuta Yadnya, there is a tradition of ogoh-ogoh parade, the most awaited parade in Bali each year. The parade is held in order to banish the Bhuta Kala along with all the other negative elements away and not interferes with the life of humanity.
What is Nyepi?MAR 17TH, 2018
NYEPI or Silent Day also known as the Balinese New Year Day. Nyepi is a very special day in Bali and unlike the International New Year celebration, The Balinese observes Nyepi in complete silent. As prescribed by Old Hindu scripture, it is supposes to be a day of silence, prayer and meditation where upon people could denote the time contemplating the event of the past year and the challenges of the coming one. It is a day of “looking within”.
Nyepi will be celebrated on March 17th, 2018 and all Balinese also everyone else who happens to be in Bali during Nyepi are expected to observe three kinds of abstinence: no fire or light, no noise or sound and no activities.
Hari Raya SaraswatiMAR, 17th 2018
Hari Raya Saraswati is celebrated every six months. Hindu citizen believe on this day be the born day of knowledge and literature. As gratitude to Goddess Saraswati who is believed to be a goddess who bestow of knowledge and literature, Hindu citizen held a ritual by collecting and perform a ceremony to all books, lontar, and all related to knowledge and literature.