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The Balinese have two traditional calendars, the Sasih and the Pawukon, which run parallel to one another. Whilst the Sasih originates from a Hindu calendrical system originating in India, the Pawukon is said to be indigenous to Bali, rooted in the rice growing cycle as well as Indonesian mythology.  Used together, these two calendars determine the complex round of ritual and ceremony that permeates day-to-day life on the... Read more


The important tooth filling
ceremony known as Metatah,marks the
transition from puberty to adultho
Adulthood

The important tooth filling ceremony known as Metatah,marks the transition from puberty to adulthood for young boys and girls and must be completed before marriage or incorporated into a wedding ceremony befoe union.  By filling down the canine teeth, including all six upper front teeth, it is believed that the teenager will be released from...

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Indonesia’s only international film festival that
was created in 2007 by the non-profit Bali T
Annual Balinale International Film Festival

Indonesia’s only international film festival that was created in 2007 by the non-profit Bali Taksu Indonesia Foundation to promote local filmmakers as well as present a well-respected program of award winning feature, documentary and short films from around the globe. In previous years there have been as many as 50 films featured from over 20...

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Taking place in July at Padang Galak Beach in
Sanur in July the annual Bali Kite Festival features l
Bali Kite Festival

Taking place in July at Padang Galak Beach in Sanur in July the annual Bali Kite Festival features local and international teams that compete to the accompaniment of a gamelan orchestra. In the past, teams numbering as many as 800 and from 11 different countries took part in the event, including New Zealand, the Philippines, the U.S, Germany and In...

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Ubud’s reputation as Bali’s epicenter of all things cultural,
artistic and bohemian has
Bali Spirit Festival

Ubud’s reputation as Bali’s epicenter of all things cultural, artistic and bohemian has a long history. The arts side of things harks all the way back to the 16th century when the rag tag remnants of the once great Hindu Empire of Majapahit fled Java and the onset of Islam, setting up court in what is now Ubud. The bohemian influx arriv...

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Even before a baby is born,
several rituals are observed in order to prepare for the birth followe
Birth

Even before a baby is born, several rituals are observed in order to prepare for the birth followed by a series of important ceremonies lasting for three months when the baby is finally able to touch the ground in its first contact with mother earth (prior to which time the baby has maintained unsullied contact with the spirit world).  And p...

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