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Conducted to honor the God of War, Indra, Mekare Kare or Pandan War is a ceremonial fight using thorny pandan leaves as the weapon. As part of the celebration of Sasih Kelima or the fifth month of Tenganan Calendar, the two- day ceremony begins with a unique ritual, where the participants drink palm wine and then pour the wine into banana leaves, directed to one other participant. Although it is formally called a ‘war,’ there is no sense of revenge, as they all contribute whole-heartedly with positive spirits. This is a truly fascinating tradition in Bali.

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