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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.

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    Hari Penampahan Kuningan

    APR 14TH, 2017

    Penampahan Kuningan is performed to prepare instruments of Kuningan ceremony in each home. Also, preparing our self physically and spiritually to welcome Kuningan Day by referring to the teachings of Dharma.

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    Hari Raya Kuningan

    APR 15TH, 2017

    Hari Raya Kuningan is a celebration of the God descending into the world to bestow His blessings in the form of basic necessities. The celebration is identical with the presentation of yellow rice which was also used as an offering in Hari Raya Kuningan ceremony. Hari Raya Kuningan is celebrated every 210 days or 10 days after Galungan. The ceremony should be done in the morning or before noon because we were told that the Gods and ancestors will return to heaven (Swarga loka) at that time.

  • Mekotek Ceremony

    Mekotek Ceremony

    APR 15TH, 2017

    Mekotek or also known as ngerebek, the tradition is carried from generation to generation in the Munggu village, Mengwi. This tradition is a ritual purposed to avert danger which is performed on the day of the Kuningan. This tradition is carried by men aged 13-60 years with a wooden stick pulet in the length of 2 - 3.5 meters. Mekotek Participants will be divided into several groups in which the wooden stick will be carried and then pitted until they form a cone, these pitted logs which then resulting the voice of which after that referred as mekotek. After that, one member of each group will climb the top of the stick to encourage the participants and as a director to direct against another group. Mekotek also accompanied with gamelan to cheer the participants.

  • Ngerebong Ceremony

    Ngerebong Ceremony

    APR 23, 2017

    Bali is a world travel destination with all its uniqueness and one of them is a tradition. Ngerebong tradition that can be found in the Kesiman Village Denpasar is one of the sacred traditions which is held once every six months. Ngerebong means to gather and Kesiman village communities believe that on Ngerebong day where the Gods assemble. The centerpiece of the ceremony will be held at Petilan temple in Kesiman Village. The event begins with prayers and cockfights in the Wantilan. Then people came out of the temple area and proceeded to surround the temple area three times. Communities around the temple will experience a trance-like screaming, crying, growling, and stabbing chest or head with a dagger (the ritual is commonly called Ngurek) and accompanied by traditional music. The ceremony is conducted until mid-afternoon and closed with dance of Gods. Ngerebong tradition is done to remind Hindus to maintain harmony with God, nature, and human beings as a reflection of the teachings of Tri Hita Karana.

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