Cultural Events


Kuta Karnival to Return in October

Well, it’s on again and apparently scheduled for the dates October 14-16, 2011 and, for anyone being on holidays in Bali at this time then you are in for one fabulous treat. If the last Kuta Karnival is anything to go by then this year’s is definitely going to be […]


Two Upcoming Events in Bali

One thing I enjoy when travelling is attending festivals, carnivals or fairs. Not only are they a great way to experience the local culture and customs but there is always good food available! Besides, it’s a good way to meet people and interact with the residents. Bali, being tourism generated, […]


Street Marching Competition in Bali

If you travel throughout the archipelago of Indonesia you will find that in the major cities there are often street marches. These come with the bands, finery and all the razzamatazz associated with a good parade. Locals flock to the side of the roads to see the various groups parade […]


Hari Raya Kuningan

Today in Bali is Kuningan. Occurring once in every 210 days in the Balinese cycle of days, Kuningan is the end of the most important of the regular religious ceremonies for the 10-day Galungan period. During this period the deified ancestors of the family descend to their former homes. They […]


‘Friends of Komodo’ Concert

The island of Komodo located between Sumbawa and Flores, is the home of the Komodo Dragon which is the largest monitor lizard in the world and is he sole survivor of the dinosaurs in Indonesia. The island is surrounded by some of the most treacherous currents around and that combined […]


Today in Bali – Galungan

Today in Bali is the ceremony of Galungan. This occurs once in every 210 days in the Balinese cycle of days. Galungan marks the beginning of the most important recurring religious ceremony that is celebrated by all Balinese at the same time. During the Galungan period the deified ancestors of […]


The Bali Theatre

The arts play a significant role in Balinese culture. These include dance, theatre, music and painting to name a few. Balinese dances are a very ancient tradition that is a part of the religious expression among the Balinese people. It is no surprise then that a theatre was created especially […]


Photo of the Day: Pasar Maja Langu

A great time to check out a shopping fiesta in Bali is the day following Nyepi. This day is a Balinese holiday known as Ngembak Geni. On this day all shops that are Balinese owned are closed with the only shops being open are those owned by traders from other […]


A Few More Festivals in Bali

Bali, being tourism generated, has a lot of festivals throughout the year just like the Bali Arts Festival I wrote about in a previous article. A majority of these festivals are excellent for families on holiday in Bali and most are a definite must-see mainly because of what they have […]


33rd Bali Arts Festival

Starting on the 11th June and going through until the 9th July, the Bali Arts Festival will prove to be bigger and better than previous years. The Bali Arts Festival opens with its traditional Grand Parade in downtown Denpasar scheduled to kick-off at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 11, 2011. […]