29 February 2020

Munggu Village, Mengwi

This unique ritual falls on the same day as Kuningan and takes place in the village of Munggu in Mengwi and is a fantastic opportunity to stand witness to an age-old tradition dating back to the 17th century. Males of the village will reenact the victorious battles of the Blambangan war by running onto the streets while brandishing long and stiff bamboo poles. The ends of the poles are combined in mid-air to form a makeshift pyramid. Opponents will climb the peak for a friendly face off as onlookers and other participants cheer on. The event starts at 2pm and lasts throughout the afternoon.

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