TOP FESTIVALS NOT TO MISS IN BALI
Bali boasts a blend of spiritualism as well as all-night partying into one. Bali has the most celebrated feasts, dances, sculptures, music, and popular ritualistic art activities. Festivals are the best way to have a glance at the pure essence and grace of the culture and traditions of Bali. During all the festivals, the entire island swarms in to adore its true richness!
CHINESE NEW YEAR
Where: all over Bali
When: January – February depending on the Chinese calendar
The most remarkable Balinese event is the Chinese New Year. Beautifully decorated Chinese and Buddhist temples, mesmerizing performances of Chinese “Barongsaithe“ Lion and Dragon dance troops, and Chinese cuisines are the hallmark of New Year at Bali.
Galungan And Kuningan
Where: Denpasar City, Bali
Galungan and Kuningan is a popular annual festival in Bali to honor the win of good over evil. Celebrated for ten days, the opening day is Galungan, which welcomes the deities on Earth and the closing day is Kuningan, which marks the ascending of Deities back to Heaven. It is one of the most appealing and enchanting religious festivals in Bali for spiritual rejuvenation.
Ogoh Ogoh Parade
Where: Puputan Square, Denpasar, Bali
The Ogoh Ogoh Parade or Ngerupuk Parade is a splendid event celebrated by the Balinese Hindus with drums and torches. The parade showcases the local tradition with artistically shaped monster dolls made up of paper, giant wood, and bamboo that represent the symbolic harmful societal. The monster dolls are burnt at the end of the celebrations to mark the end of negativity, therefore, purifying the environment.
BALI ARTS FESTIVAL
Where: Panjer, Bali
When: June- July of every year
The annual Bali Arts Festival is a must-see if you are an art lover. The festival portrays a vast collection of events, various competitions, and activities related to literature, fashion, handicraft, culinary, and several other worthwhile things to explore and assess.
BALI BLUES FESTIVAL
Where: Nusa Dua, Bali
When: July of every year
In collaboration with the Indonesian Tourism and Development Department, The Bali Blue Festival puts in extensive efforts to revitalize Blues Music. All Music geeks witness Balinese locals and national Musicians who perform across the peninsular island.
Where: Pura Besakih Temple
Where: Kabupaten Badung, Bali
The event showcases Bali’s most popular rock and roll musicians. From Jazz to Hip-Hop to Indie, Soundrenaline offers every genre of music.
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