Festivals


The Balinese culture has remained distinct from the rest of Indonesia and you will have opportunities to observe this celebrated in Bali’s many festivals.

In addition to the processions of cultural and religious rituals of daily life, of course, temple festivals occur all year round. The Odalan, for example, is the anniversary festival of a temple. Given the number of temples in Bali, you can practically find an Odalan every day. And on every Odalan, elaborately prepared offerings are presented to the gods and the goddesses, and nightly performances of ritual dances or wayang kulit accompanied by the brilliant sound of a gamelan orchestra gather the young and the old of the village.

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Remember, the Balinese indigenous calender, the Pawukon year, cycles every 210 days.