The Vira Bali Hotel News
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.
The Magical Parade of MelastiMAR 25TH, 2017
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 27TH, 2017
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 28TH, 2017
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 28th, 2017 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.
Omed Omedan RitualMAR 29TH, 2017
The Balinese Kissing Ritual, this unique ceremony is held only at Banjar Kaja Sesetan on the day after Nyepi. The participant of this ceremony is the teenager who will be divided into two groups; men and woman that will be lined up and met face to face. One by one will be lifted and they will hug each other then separated by water splashing. This ritual is dedicated to build solidarity and togetherness among local citizens.
The Bali Spirit FestivalMAR, 19TH - 26TH 2017
This 10th Bali Sprit Festival will be held at Ubud on 19-26 March 2017. This festival is held to awaken and nourish each individual’s potential in order to achieve positive change by spirit of Yoga, dance, and music. Besides that, Bali Sprit Festival illustrates the concept of Tri Hita Karana, in which this concept teaches us to maintain live balance between spiritual, human and environment.