Bali is exactly renowned for its rich cultural ceremonies, who’s agree? We really miss seeing festivals and traditions in Bali as usual. But our health is certainly far more important. Let’s together we break the spread of COVID-19 by #stayathome and obeying government recommendations. See you in Bali when we overcome this all!
1. Bali Arts Festival
Bali Arts Festival is a month full of arts and performances. This festival is held every month of June, performing cultural parade from 9 regencies in Bali. Not only that, but the other special performances also held by national and international performers. There are traditional handicrafts exhibition, Balinese culinary, arts workshop, and many more!
2. Halloween in Bali
In Kemenuh village, Gianyar there is a Halloween tradition in Bali. A tradition held every year in the month of October. This tradition believed to protect the village from bad luck, from failure or any disease. The people who participated use the scary face painting and loud sounds is symbolized as the fears
3. Mekotek Tradition
This tradition is only found in Munggu village. The Mekotek tradition was held to welcome the Royal war fleets in the 17th century. The villagers bring the sticks around the village. At every intersection piles of sticks are built and the bravest villager climbs to the top. This tradition is a final part of the Galungan and Kuningan celebrations
4. Tooth Filing “Metatah Ceremony”
The Tooth filling is an important ceremony in Balinese Hindu tradition. It is a passage to adulthood and symbolized by a procession of smoothing six upper teeth. As a responsibility of the parents to their kids. The aim of the Metatah ceremony is to ease the “Sad Ripu”, or six evils inside one human being, which are lust, greed, wrath, pride, jealousy, and intoxication
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