Bali Festive Season

Holy Night in a Land of Spirits

Bali Festive Season | Dec 05, 2018

Christmas may come as a ‘quiet’ day here in Bali as a predominantly Hindu island. Yet, tucked away in the Jembrana regency side of the almost 20,000-hectare West Bali National Park, one could find a little Christmas surprise package. Yes, the western Bali villages of Palasari and Blimbingsari, areas known as the dwelling place of […]

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Dance Maestro Ni Ketut Arini and the Festivity of Balinese Dance

Bali Festive Season | Jul 22, 2018

Almost everything celebratory in Bali starts with a dance. Whether it’s a religious ceremony, a festival, opening of a conference, or even a dinner at nice resorts, a traditional Balinese dance will be performed to welcome the attendees and kick start the occasion – a unique gesture that has captured the hearts of many.   […]

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2018 Calendar of Balinese Hindu Holidays

Bali Festive Season | Jul 12, 2018

The Balinese culture and beliefs date back to at least 5th century BC. Today, the culture and religion are still inseparable from the everyday life of the Balinese people. From simple daily rituals to grand festivals and ceremonies, no opportunity is lost to worship their gods in an unending series of observances that in a […]

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2018 Calendar of Balinese Temple Festivals : Revel in Their Life and Colour

Bali Festive Season | Jul 12, 2018

Bali is simply magical. The island has been dubbed the ‘Island of the Gods’, but could just as easily be referred to as the ‘Island of a Thousand Temples’. These temples, being sacred sites for the Balinese Hindus as worshipping places, are also important features on the island’s calendar of events and festivities. Bali’s unique […]

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More Than Just A Dance: The Welcoming Ritual of Balinese Dances

Bali Festive Season | Jul 06, 2018

So much more than just a form of art, traditional dances in Bali are a welcoming ritual, performed to mark the start of religious ceremonies or rituals that take place in the temples, to welcome the deities and ancestors that come down to the earth whenever the ceremonies take place and also to show gratitude […]

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Festive Season at Byrdhouse Beach Club

Bali Festive Season | Dec 06, 2017

As the calendar is turning its last page in 2017, the spirit of the festive season in Sanur is becoming palpable with the presence of Byrdhouse Beach Club. Bustling alight with the sparks of celebrations, the beachfront dining and lifestyle locale is preparing delectables galore to welcome Christmas and 2018 with merriment. For those who […]

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Holiday Shopping for a Cause

Bali Festive Season | Dec 05, 2017

The end of the year is a time of celebration and a chance to renew our hearts with peaceful intentions and goodwill towards everyone. With festivities and holidays around the corner, let’s spare a thought for the less fortunate around us. It is time to clean out your closet of clothes you haven’t worn in […]

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Bali Gift Ideas for the Christmas Season

Bali Festive Season | Nov 30, 2017

Christmas carols float around in shopping malls… new Year trumpets are sold on the street…  Jingle Bells is playing at most of the stores. December is a busy month for anyone living on the island. This is the only time of the year when people shop till drop, not just for themselves but also for […]

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The Party Continues: 8 Post New Year’s Parties and Celebrations

Bali Festive Season | Dec 01, 2016

Yes, the presents have been opened, the carvings have all been eaten, the champagne has been popped and drunk and the fireworks have all gone out… It’s the end of another Christmas and another New Year. However, here in Bali, the celebrations never stop! If you’re looking to keep the festivities going, make note of […]

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