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Sunday Jazz at bridges

Sunday Jazz at bridges

7 August 2016 bridges Restaurant Ubud bridges Bali is proud to be part of the official pre-festival program of Ubud Village Jazz Festival 2016 as it transforms its Riverside dining room into a stage for an up close and personal jazz concert experience with the amazing East-West European Jazz Ensemble featuring Gregory Gaynair and Dian...

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5th Bali International Choir Festival

5th Bali International Choir Festival

25th – 31st July 2016 The fourth annual choir symposium and competition event organized by the Bandung Choral Society is slated for the end of July through early August this year. Last year, over a hundred choirs, several conductors, and clinicians gathered at the second annual event for a series of choir symposiums and competitions.

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Makepung Buffalo Races

Makepung Buffalo Races

Jembrana, West Bali July – November 2016 An annual event, this major grand prix in Jembrana, West Bali involves racing buffaloes strapped to traditional wooden ploughs that were modified for the competition and driven by race jockeys. Called “kerbau pepadu”, the racing buffaloes compete in various open race circuits around the district of Melaya before...

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Foundations of Meditation

Foundations of Meditation

23rd July 2016 Desa Seni, Canggu Meditation is one of the most beneficial practices one could ever hope to meet; life begins to unfold very differently when it is taken up in regularity. At the same time, it is not as simple as just sitting down, hoping for the best! Just like any other activity,...

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37th Annual Bali Kites Festival

37th Annual Bali Kites Festival

Padang Galak, Sanur 22nd – 24th July 2016 One of Bali’s major provincial highlights, the Bali Kites Festival features hundreds of competing kite troupes from all over the island showcasing their traditional kites. International teams with modern kites in various shapes and sizes are also present. Taking place on the eastern coast of Padang Galak,...

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Perang Pandan War Dance or “Merkare-kare”

Perang Pandan War Dance or “Merkare-kare”

Tenganan, Karangasem 22nd July 2016 A mass coming-of-age ritual, Perang Pandan, which is also known as “Mekare-kare” and “Megeret Pandan”, is a unique age-old-tradition for the village of Tenganan in Karangasem, East Bali. Dedicated to Lord Indra, the Hindu God of war and sky, friendly duels between bare-breasted male villagers are held on this day,...

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Tumpek Landep

Tumpek Landep

9th July 2016 Tumpek Landep is a holy day that is dedicated to metal items, most commonly automobiles, motorcycles and other transportations used daily by the Balinese. Other items include heirlooms, weaponry, and any other objects that contain metal; all are blessed with prayers and offerings in the hopes that these items will keep the...

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Pagerwesi

Pagerwesi

June 29 The word Pagerwesi is derived from two Javanese words – pager (fence) and wesi (iron). Celebrated in honour of Lord Siva only days after Saraswati Day, these two celebrations are closely related to one another as it is believed that knowledge must be protected from bad influences and misuse as the iron fence...

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Saraswati & Banyu Pinaruh

Saraswati & Banyu Pinaruh

June 26 Saraswati is a traditional Balinese holiday that celebrates knowledge through the Goddess Saraswati, a symbol of knowledge, arts, wisdom and learning.  On Saraswati day, offerings and prayers are presented in temples, homes, schools, offices as well as to books and sacred texts, which are regarded as sources of knowledge. Held once every 210...

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Bali & Beyond Travel Fair

Bali & Beyond Travel Fair

June 22 – June 26 Taking place at the secure and modern Nusa Dua Convention Centre in idyllic Nusa Dua, the Bali & Beyond Travel Fair is a showcase of Indonesia’s archipelago with Bali as its gateway. The exhibition brings exhibitors and buyers together from around the world in a single forum with the main...

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