December 30, 2021

Wayang Sudamala Art Bali

Wayang Sudamala is one of the sacred arts related to ceremonial or ritual activities for Balinese Hindus. This is one of the three sacred puppet arts (wayang wali) in Bali, namely: Wayang Lemah, Wayang Sapuleger, and Wayang Sudamala.

November 24, 2021

Wayang Lemah Art in Bali

Wayang Lemah is part of the wayang kulit show in Bali. This is a sacred performing art or wali, which is closely related to the Balinese Hindu religious ceremonies. This art contains noble values and is used as a way of life as well as a source of knowledge.

October 30, 2021

Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppets) Performing Art In Bali

Wayang Kulit Bali is a traditional performing art that is widely known by the people in Bali. Generally, the plays performed on the show are derived from classic stories such as: Mahabharata, Ramayana, Calonarang, etc. This performing art became one of the educational mediums in the past. This art presents advice, morals, spirituality, and more. People make these values as a guide in their daily life.

October 9, 2021

Megoak-Goakan Tradition in Buleleng, BALI

Megoak-Goakan tradition is a unique cultural activity held by the community in Panji Village, Sukasada, Buleleng Regency. Megoak-goakan has been designated as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage (WBTB) and is still being preserved until now.

September 28, 2021

Ngerebeg Tradition in Tegallalang, Gianyar BALI

Ngerebeg Tradition is a unique cultural activity held by the community in Tegallalang Village, Gianyar Regency. This tradition is carried out the day before the piodalan ceremony at Pura Duur Bingin, once every 210 days. This is an event that locals always look forward to, and it also attracts the attention of many visiting tourists.

September 15, 2021

Ngusaba Bukakak Tradition In Buleleng, BALI

Ngusaba Bukakak is a unique and interesting tradition carried out by the community in Giri Emas Village, Sawan, Buleleng Regency. This is a sacred tradition related to agriculture and is carried out from generation to generation by local residents (and krama subak).

September 4, 2021

Mapeed Tradition in Bali, Indonesia

Mapeed Tradition is a unique culture that you can see while on vacation in Bali. Mapeed means walking hand in hand without overtaking, and participants are required to come in groups. This procession is a special and fun attraction for tourists.

August 27, 2021

Siat Yeh Tradition In Jimbaran, Badung BALI

Siat Yeh Jimbaran is a unique tradition carried out by the community in Desa Adat Jimbaran, Badung Regency. This ritual is held every year, which is the day after the Nyepi celebration or known as Ngembak Geni. At first, this was a “mekecel-kecelan” activity or playing water. Then, on the advice of the elders (penglingsir), this activity was named Siat Yeh.

August 12, 2021

Nyakan Diwang Tradition In Banjar Village, Buleleng Bali

The Nyakan Diwang tradition is a unique ritual performed by the people in Banjar Village and several surrounding villages in Buleleng Regency. This is held every year in a series of Nyepi Day celebrations, precisely a day after Nyepi (Ngembak Geni). This activity is carried out early in the morning around 4 am.

July 26, 2021

Mekare Kare Tradition (Perang Pandan) in Tenganan Village, Karangasem Bali

Pandan war is a tradition carried out by the people in Tenganan Village, Karangasem Regency. This ceremony is held once a year on "sasih kalima" or the fifth month in the Tenganan village calendar (around June) and is also a series of the Usaba Sambah celebration.

July 12, 2021

Sampi Gerumbungan Tradition In Buleleng Bali

Sampi Gerumbungan is a unique tradition involving cows carried out by the people of Buleleng Regency. The tradition comes from the activities of Balinese farmers when plowing the fields. These farmers belong to a group called “baga”. This tradition is thought to have existed since the 1910s. This cattle festival is held annually in several areas in Buleleng Regency, usually in August.

June 24, 2021

Siat Sampian Tradition In Bedulu Village, Gianyar Bali

The Siat Sampian tradition is a unique procession held by the community in Bedulu Village, Blahbatuh, Gianyar Regency. The word “siat” means war, while “sampian” means arrangements of coconut leaves or “janur” used during ceremonies. The Sampian is believed to be a symbol of the weapon of Lord Vishnu used to fight evil or Adharma.

June 13, 2021

Mbed Mbedan Tradition In Semate Village (Mengwi), Badung Bali

Mbed Mbedan Tradition is a hereditary procession held by the community in Semate Village, Abianbase, Mengwi, Badung Regency. The tradition is believed as form of respect for the holy man (Rsi) who contributed to the existence of Semate Village.

May 31, 2021

Tipat Bantal War Tradition in Kapal Village, Badung Bali

The tipat bantal war is a hereditary tradition carried out by the community in Kapal Village, Badung Regency. It is a sacred tradition of invoking prosperity for local people's farms. This procession is carried out at the Pura Puseh-Desa, Desa Adat Kapal.

May 20, 2021

Mesabat Sabatan Biu In Tenganan, Karangasem Bali

Mesabat-sabatan Biu is a unique tradition held for recruiting candidates for youth group leaders in Tenganan Dauh Tukad Village, Manggis, Karangasem Regency. The term mesabat-sabatan biu consists of the word "mesabatan" means throwing each other, and "biu" means banana. It is intended for a psychological test for prospective leaders in the village.

May 12, 2021

Tatebahan Tradition In Bugbug Village, Karangasem Bali

Tatebahan is a hereditary tradition carried out by the community in Bugbug Village, Karangasem Regency. This village is one of the oldest villages in Bali with its people who still maintain the traditions and beliefs of their ancestors.

May 5, 2021

Dewa Masraman Tradition In Paksebali, Klungkung Bali

The Dewa Masraman tradition, also known as the Perang Jempana, is a hereditary tradition carried out by the people of Banjar Panti Timbrah, Paksebali Village, Klungkung Regency. It is stated that this unique tradition has existed since 1500. This tradition is held as a form of devotion to the ancestors so that they are always accompanied and given safety.

April 30, 2021

Terteran Tradition in Jasri - Karangasem Bali

Terteran or fire war is a hereditary tradition carried out by the community in Jasri Village, Karangasem Regency, Bali. The Terteran tradition is held in connection with the Ngusaba Dalem ceremony or also known as Aci Muu-muu. This procession is held every two years on Pengrupukan Day, one day before the Nyepi Day.

April 26, 2021

Mekotek Tradition In Munggu Bali

Mekotek or Ngerebeg is a tradition in Munggu Village, Mengwi, Badung Regency, Bali. This unique tradition is held every 210 days (six months in the Balinese calendar), to be precise on Saturday or Saniscara Kliwon wuku Kuningan (Kuningan Day). This is an ancestral tradition that continues from time to time.

April 23, 2021

Omed-Omedan Tradition In South Denpasar Bali

Omed-omedan is a festival held by youth groups in Banjar Kaja, Sesetan, Denpasar City. This is a tradition passed down from generation to generation and is held during Ngembak Geni, the day after Nyepi Day. In this tradition, the male and female participants are engaged in a kissing procession, known as the "kissing festival".

April 19, 2021

Gebug Ende Seraya in Karangasem Bali

Gebug Ende is a hereditary tradition in Seraya Village, Karangasem Regency. The tradition is believed to be a ritual to bring down the rain. Gebug Ende begins with a ceremony to ask for activities to run smoothly and provide prosperity for the community.

April 17, 2021

Joged Bumbung Dance Bali

Joged Bumbung is a traditional Balinese dance performance intended as entertainment (secular dance) for the community and tourists. The dance is one of the nine Balinese dances proposed to be the world cultural heritage by UNESCO. It is said that the Joged Bumbung dance originated from Buleleng Regency and is thought to have existed since the 1940s.

April 10, 2021

Barong Brutuk Dance in Trunyan Village, Bali

Barong Brutuk is a sacred performance and can only be found in Trunyan Village, Kintamani, Bangli Regency. It is said that Barong Brutuk is an ancient art and is thought to have existed since Pre Hinduism. Trunyan Village itself is a village at the foot of Bukit Abang, a serene place with beautiful natural scenery and amazing hereditary culture.

April 5, 2021

Barong Asu Dance Bali

Barong Asu is a sacred traditional performing art, a variation of Balinese Barong Dance. The word "asu" is a local term which means dog. Barong is believed to be a mythological creature who has magical powers and always provides protection.

April 3, 2021

Barong Gajah Dance Bali

Barong Gajah as a variant of Barong Dance is a sacred art performance. Barong is believed to be a mythological creature who has supernatural powers and always provides protection to the community.

April 1, 2021

Barong Kedingkling Dance Bali

Barong Kedingkling is one of the Balinese traditional performing arts which is done by a dancer wearing a tapel (mask). This hereditary tradition is still carried out by the people of Gianyar, Bangli, and Klungkung Regencies.

March 28, 2021

Barong Macan Dance Bali (The Tiger)

Barong Macan (the Tiger) is a variation of Barong Dance Bali with the appearance of a tiger living in the forest, fierce yet amazing. Barong is believed to be a mythological creature who has magical powers, providing protection and safety for the villagers.

March 27, 2021

Barong Landung Dance Bali

Barong Landung dance is one of Balinese traditional performing arts which is sacred and magical. This performing art also keeps a history of the relationship between Balinese culture and Chinese culture.

March 24, 2021

Barong Bangkal Dance Bali

Barong Bangkal is one of the amazing traditional Balinese performing arts. This is a variant of the Balinese Barong Dance. Barong dance itself is believed to have originated from the Pre-Hindu culture when people believed in the supernatural protective power of animals.

March 20, 2021

Barong Dance - Tari Barong Ket Bali

Barong Dance is one of the traditional Balinese dance performances that is still preserved today. This dance is thought to have originated from Pre-Hindu culture, when local people still believed in the supernatural protection power of animals.

March 8, 2021

Sanghyang Bojog Dance in Karangasem Bali

Tari Sanghyang Bojog is one of the dance rituals performed by the community in Bugbug Village, Karangasem Regency. Bojog means ape, monkey. This is a sacred dance and is only performed at certain times.

March 3, 2021

Sanghyang Penyalin Dance Bali

Tari Sanghyang Penyalin is performed by the community in one of the oldest villages in the eastern part of Bali, namely Bugbug Village in Karangasem Regency. The dance is said to have originated from the pre-Hindu culture.

February 27, 2021

Sanghyang Grodog Dance Bali

Tari Sanghyang Grodog is one of the dances that are sacred to the people on Nusa Lembongan Island, Nusa Penida, Klungkung Regency. This dance functions as a ritual of repellent reinforcements from disease outbreaks that attack residents, livestock and as a ritual to invoke rain when there is "panceklik" or food scarcity.

February 20, 2021

Sanghyang Deling Dance (Tari Sanghyang Deling Bali)

Sanghyang Deling Dance is performed by girls who are still teenagers. The unseen force or holy spirit of Dewi Sri as the Goddess of Fertility is invited to enter the dancer's body. This sacred dance is intended as a repellent reinforcement’s ritual against disease outbreaks and disasters, asking for salvation and fertility of agricultural crops.

February 14, 2021

Sanghyang Sampat Dance (Tari Sang Hyang Sampat Bali)

Tari Sanghyang Sampat is a variation of the Sanghyang Dance and is categorized as "wali" or sacred dance. This dance is performed as part of the Nangluk Mrana procession in the Ngusaba Ceremony just before the rice harvest. The Sanghyang Sampat ritual aims to repel reinforcements, protecting agricultural crops from being attacked by pests (leafhoppers, rats) and plant diseases so that the harvest is successful.

February 11, 2021

Sanghyang Jaran Dance (Tari Sanghyang Jaran Bali)

Sanghyang Jaran Dance is considered as "wali" or sacred dance. The dancer, in a trance, walks barefoot and kicking the embers made of coconut shells. The dance is accompanied by choral singing and invocation of trance. This sacred dance is performed as a repellent reinforcement, when disease or disaster strikes the community.

February 1, 2021

Wirayuda Dance (Tari Wirayuda Bali)

Tari Wirayuda is the work of dance choreographer I Wayan Dibia, SST, MA. The dance was created in 1979. This dance depicts a group of brave Balinese Dwipa soldiers armed with spears, getting ready to the battlefield.

January 30, 2021

Satya Brasta Dance (Tari Satya Brasta Bali)

Tari Satya Brasta is the work of dance choreographer I Nyoman Cerita, SST, MA. The dance was created in 1989. This work depicts a story of heroism in the battle between Gatotkaca and Karna. Gatotkaca died because he was hit by a powerful weapon released by Karna, called Konta Wijayakusuma.

January 26, 2021

Gopala Dance (Tari Gopala Bali)

Tari Gopala is the work of dance choreographer I Nyoman Suarsa and composer Ketut Gede Asnawa, MA. This dance was created in 1983. This humorous dance depicts the activities of a group of cowherds in the meadow. The dance is performed to entertain the audience or balih-balihan.

January 23, 2021

Kijang Kencana Dance (Tari Kijang Kencana Bali)

Tari Kijang Kencana is one of the works created by dance choreographer I Gusti Agung Ngurah Supartha and composer I Wayan Beratha. The dance was created in 1983. Tari Kijang Kencana or "golden deer dance" takes the theme of a group of deer with a lively and joyful character.

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