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Omed-omedan

Omed-omedan

Banjar Kaja, Sesetan Village, Denpasar 10 March, 2016 A hundred-year old ritual that originated from the Banjar Kaja Sesetan Village in Denpasar, it is also known as “The Kissing Ceremony”, and is mainly held for youths of the village to express their joy on the first day of the new year. The procession begins with...

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Nyepi Day 2016 (Day of Silence)

Nyepi Day 2016 (Day of Silence)

9 March, 2016 Commemorating the start of the Hindu New Year, it is a day of complete silence where the Balinese spends the day fasting and resting in contemplation and meditation. It is observed from 6am to 6am the following day and no bright lights are allowed, no working, no entertainment or pleasure, no traveling;...

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Melasti Pilgrimage

Melasti Pilgrimage

6 March, 2016 In anticipation of the upcoming Nyepi Day also known as the Day of Silence that marks the start of the Hindu New Year, the Balinese partakes in a procession known as the Melasti Pilgrimage, where hundreds of Balinese carry temple artefacts to the beaches for purification. Taking place three days prior to...

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Tumpek Landep | October 18

Tumpek Landep | October 18

Image found on: infokebali.com   Tumpek Landep is a day when the Balinese pray to the God of Heirlooms and pay homage to items made from steel, silver, copper, bronze, and other metals – symbolizing the asking for a sharper mind, in accordance to spirituality and mentality.   This holy day is devoted to Sang...

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BALINALE – Bali International Film Festival | October 12 – 18

BALINALE – Bali International Film Festival | October 12 – 18

Flim lovers rejoice – Bali’s own International Film Festival celebrates its 8th year as they film industry by supporting  established and aspiring local filmmakers and presenting a program of award winning fiction, documentary, feature and short films from around the world. Recognized around the world for its quality and diversity of programming and events, BALINALE...

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Nusa Dua Fiesta 2014 | October 10 – 14

Nusa Dua Fiesta 2014 | October 10 – 14

If you’re ready for a fiesta of Culture, Art, Sport, Fun, and a wide variety of interesting Exhibitions, you’re going to want to head down to the Nusa Dua Fiesta. This annual event dedicated to the promotion of tourism in Bali at the first international-standard integrated tourist resort in Indonesia is always well attended, emerging...

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Hari Raya Pagerwesi | October 8

Hari Raya Pagerwesi | October 8

Four days after Hari Raya Saraswati – and the final day of the Saraswati ceremonies, comes Hari Raya Pagerwesi. Literally translating to “iron fence,” (“pager” meaning “fence,” and “wesi” meaning “iron”), the name of the day symbolizes a powerful protection. A symbol of strong self-protection, the iron fence suggests one ought to protect oneself with...

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Hari Raya Saraswati | October 4

Hari Raya Saraswati | October 4

“Hari Raya Saraswati” (“Hari Raya” translating to “Great Day” in English) is devoted to God’s manifestation as Dewi Saraswati. As described by legend, Saraswati is the wife of Brahma, Goddess / protector of knowledge, awareness, and literature. It was upon this feast day for Hindus that the Hindu people commemorated man’s descent into the world...

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World Smile Day | October 3

World Smile Day | October 3

Photo by: Rarindra Prakarsa Found on: Photo.Net In 1963, Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the smiley face as a free lance artist to working for The State Mutual Life Assurance Company for use in improving company morale. From there, the bright and cheerful smiley grew in its worldwide popularity. Concerned about...

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