Celebrating New Year Tradition

Untitled-2-prng-air.jpgVarious ways of the world community to welcome the new year 2017. Including the residents of the Village People Suwat, Gianyar Bali which has a unique way of celebrating the new year. None of its citizens allowed to leave the village. These residents are expected to gather in the village still celebrate together and rejoice. In addition to maintaining a sense of brotherhood also avoid unwanted things when choosing to celebrate each out of the village.

Since this afternoon around 16:30 pm, January 01, 2017 ranging from children, and parents of the young couple had gathered in the village bale. Dressed in traditional Balinese dress them before deliver to worship together and followed by a ceremony melukad or ruwatan. Continue reading

Bali Sacred Dance

Untitled-2-rejang.jpgHello good people, as you know Bali has a lot of art and culture, now I want to tell you one of the many art in Bali, there is Rejang Dewa Dance.  Rejang Dewa is a sacred dance that usually performs during the temple ceremony procession. This dance normally danced by the very young girls who have not been yet menstruating. The costume of the Rejang Dewa dance is very typical a white-yellow nuanced and wear a head dresses or Gelungan made of young coconut leaves decorated with flowers. The dancers also wearing a shawl that in some of its movements dancing it in circle formation, this is also has the meaning to cleanse the place. Continue reading

Gebug Ende Tradition

Explore The East Bali!!! The village of Seraya, the home of Gebug Ende dance is situated on the eastern tip of Bali (Karangasem regency). This eastern tip is known as the driest area in Bali and the scarcity of water is a daily problem in this area especially during the hot season.

Bali has many various cultures and traditions. Each of Balinese traditions has its own meaning and uniqueness. One of unique tradition is Gebug Ende. Gebug means hit with all one’s might using a cane made from rattan with 1,5-2 meters length. Ende means shield that used for parry a punches. Gebug Ende has an arts element, such a mixture of dance and dancer’s dexterity to play their cane and shield where while this attraction is going on, it is accompaniment by Gamelan rhythm which push ahead the dancer’s spirit to punch, avoid, and parry each other. Continue reading

Megibung Tradition

Untitled-4-gibung.jpgExplore The East Bali!!! Traditionally, Balinese enjoyed eating together off one large plate or banana leaf at ceremonies or during preparation for ceremonies. People would sit cross-legged around it helping themselves with their right hand and scooping a mixture of food onto a banana leaf or eating it straight off the main plate. This communal way of eating is called megibung. In East Bali, the Karangasem Regency, people still practice the megibung style of eating at ceremony times. It is a very intimate and social way of sharing food, as well as being more economical and better for the environment: no plates, plastic or cutlery. Continue reading

Mageret Pandan Tradition

Untitled-3-war.jpgExplore The East Bali!!! Bali has various unique traditions, all tradition still keep by the Balinese people until now. One of the tradition is Mekare – Kare or Famous name Perang Pandan ( Pandan War ). This tradition still keep by people who stay at Tenganan, Manggis district, Karangasem regency. This event is carried out during the “Ngusaba” ceremony of the temple. The purpose of this ceremony is to request a good rice harvest.

Trust adopted Tenganan villagers are different from Balinese people in general. Tenganan Villagers have written rules or awig-awig that hereditary bequeathed by their ancestors, also did not recognize caste and believed to be the god Indra is the god of all gods. Lord Indra is the god of war. Historically Tenganan was a gift from God Indra to wong peneges, the ancestral village of Tenganan. While the Balinese Hindus in general makes the Tri Murti Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva as the supreme god. Continue reading

The Unique Old Tradition “Sampi Gerumbungan”

Untitled-2-smpi.jpgExplore The North Bali!!! Bali island with the beautiful scenery of nature and the unique tradition and culture make tourists come to Bali. In Buleleng regency have unique tradition that is Sampi Gerumbungan. Sampi Gerumbungan is a one of the icons of Buleleng regency. North Bali owned Sampi Gerumbungan that not concern with velocity of cows, but you  will enjoy the appearance of a pair of cows with unique ornament with her sais. This is a cow race attraction that was held in a series of Lovina Festival at Kaliasem village, this attraction amazed me and other tourists. Attractions of a jockey who run their favorite cow decorated with various jewels in the middle field is a very unique thing I’ve ever seen. Continue reading

The Complex Dance

Untitled-1-palawakya.jpgExplore The North Bali!!! Artist in north Bali with the support of Culture and Tourism Department  has work to rise the Palawakya Dance so the dance which was created by Pan Wandres now can be on the same level with Teruna Jaya Dance which born in the same place. But the Palawakya dance is harder to learn that Teruna Jaya. Besides it difficult to learn, Palawakya dance is also unique because it combine dancing and singing. So to perform Palawakya Dancer have to be good not only to dance but also to sing and play Gamelan. Continue reading