Another version of the Makepung race, Makepung Lampit, will also take place this month on the 25th. Different from the regular Makepung Race, Makepung Lampit is held in wetlands, where the pair of buffalos pulls the Lampit, or the wooden board, on muddy terrestrial. Inspired by Balinese agriculture, Makepung Lampit signifies the gotong royong culture, where everyone is helping each other. In the villages, everyone contributes efforts on the land levelling process to prepare for the harvesting season. This tradition initiates the Makepung Lampit.

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