Various Unique Cultures and Traditions in Bali and explanations

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Culture and traditions inherited by the ancestors, if preserved until now will certainly be a unique tradition, as we poly found in the territory of Indonesia including Bali, heritage or cultural relics of the past, which poly origin according to the heritage of antique Bali.

The culture and traditions that are inherited are sometimes as a mistake one of the ways of life of a group of people who are still traditional and as something that is very interesting to know, not only for tourists, even for the local community.

A number of unique traditions are presented as an attraction and as a treat for tourists who vacation to the island of Bali. These unique cultures and traditions are still able to develop and are preserved today is very related to using people's belief in rituals or procession wrapped in a tradition.

Community belief in the traditions carried out by the community in a place, based on the beliefs of the local community, for example, the belief will occur if the tradition or ritual is not done.

Also because it is related to religious beliefs for respect to God or in ancestors, as a result it becomes a culture for the people on the island of Bali.

The unique tradition held in a number of places on the island of Bali earlier, became a special thing to enjoy the tourists, especially those who happen to vacation on the island of the Gods, able to find a number of norms or traditional things in this current era will get a special experience that can not be found in other regions. Unique Cultures and Traditions on the island of Bali

Here are the unique traditions found in several loka on the island of Bali, as well as the following detailed lighting; 1. Trunyan village cemetery

In general, people killed in Bali, especially for Hindus besides being buried can be burned or cremated exclusively, but nevertheless a unique tradition with a culture that is not aligned you can find in Trunyan Kintamani Village, Bangli regency, which is also one of the villages of Bali Aga.

When the person dies, then the body or body of the person is only placed under the Menyan tree, the body was placed on the ground without being buried, only fenced by bamboo (ancak saji) so as not to be sought by animals or wild animals.

Surprisingly not the slightest bit of the body smells bad, until finally there are only bones left, and the bones will be placed in a place in the area, the cemetery in Trunyan completes the list of unique cultures and traditions of the archipelago – Indonesia.

Because of the uniqueness of the traditional village cemetery Trunyan as a tourist destination that becomes a tourist destination vacation time on the island of the Gods. Mekare-kare Tradition

Mekare-kare is also known to use pandan war, a unique tradition on the island of Bali only done in the traditional village of Tenganan, Karangasem which is also known as bali Aga village.

War is conducted face-to-face one versus one using each holding a wad of thorny pandan as a weapon. Tenganan village is also one of the villages of Bali Aga, which guarantees as a native Balinese.

Mekare-kare or Pandan war is held during Ngusaba kapat (Sasih Sambah) or approximately June. The unique culture &tradition is held in the courtyard of Bale Agung held for two days , starting at two o'clock in the afternoon.

The ritual or procession was intended to honor the God of War or Indra God who is the Supreme Power for Hindus in Tenganan. This village becomes one of the popular tourist destinations and tour destinations on the island of Bali. Omed-omedan tradition

This unique culture &tradition is held in the middle of Denpasar, precisely in Banjar Kaja, Sesetan Village, South Denpasar. Held once a year, coinciding with the day of Ngembak Geni or the day after Nyepi, the unique tradition begins at approximately 14:00 for 2 hours.

This procession is only followed by young or unmarried people using a minimum age of 13 years, omed-omedan means tug of war between young people and girls banjar people and sometimes accompanied by kissing scenes between the two.

This tradition is held to be a form of joy after the nyepi day application, this is an ancestral cultural heritage on the island of Bali, has sacred values and is considered to experience bad things if this tradition is not carried out.

This tradition as one of the tourist attractions that can be enjoyed by tourists during the holidays on the island of the Gods of Bali on the day of Ngembak Geni, if on that day you schedule a tour, then try before the afternoon suda come to the hotel, because poly streets are closed and diverted. Mekotek Tradition

This Procession or Mekotek ritual can only be found in Munggu village, Mengwi Subdistrict, Badung. Known to also use Gerebeg Mekotek, this unique tradition on the island of Bali is held every 6 months (210 days) once, precisely the time of kuningan day ceremony (10 days completion of Galungan).

This procession is held using the purpose of rejecting Bala to protect according to the aggression of the disease and also ask for safety.

At first the tradition of Mekotek, using iron rods, to avoid so that participants are not injured, then used pulet wood along 2-3.5 meters whose skin has been peeled as a result looks smooth.

The sticks were combined into a collection of cones, the sound of "tech, tek" wood clashed so that it is known as Mekotek. This unique culture &tradition in Badung Bali is still preserved to this day. Gebug Ende Seraya

This attraction is also known to use rattan war, where two men face to face and attack each other with a 1.five-2 meter long rattan then the other hand holds a shield to fend off attacks versus.

Between the two is limited to using rattan rods (center line) so as not to enter the opponent's territory. This rattan war does not only need dexterity but also courage, because every participant is able to get hit by the opponent's rattan punch.

This unique tradition in the village of Seraya, Karangasem – East Bali as a culture inherited until now, the primary purpose according to the Gebug Ende procession is a traditional ritual to beg for rain, and this is done in the dry season that is in October - November every year.

The geographical condition of the village of Seraya which is in the hills is vulnerable to water cases, which is why the ritual of begging for rain is carried out in this village. While also having a number of tourist destinations that can be visited when touring on the island of Bali. Mesbes Bangke Tradition

A truly authentic culture & tradition is extreme & unique on the island of Bali. This tradition takes place in Banjar Buruan, Tampak Siring, Gianyar. This tradition is indeed very unique, the tradition of Mesbes Bangke or shredding corpses looks horrible and creepy.

Especially for those who are the first time or know the tradition. Which body or corpse of a person who will be cremated (ngaben), will be torn apart by the people of Buruan banjar before heading to the burning of the body, the body will be awaited by the community outside the yard where the residence.

After the body came out of the gate of the residence, then the community tore the body, because it was excited, even there was up to the body that was being carried.

This tradition only applies to those who ngaben themselves (exclusive) do not apply to mass ngaben. The unique culture and traditions of Gianyar are still ongoing today. Makepung Tradition

Makepung itself means chasing, using a pair of buffalo animals, & on the island of the Gods of Bali you can only find in Jembrana regency, as a result of using this Makepung tradition, Jembrana regency is known to use "Bumi Makepung".

Speed fighting using buffalo is controlled by a jockey or sais, racing to chase a buffalo that races in front of it, the winner is determined by a buffalo that is able to narrow or loosen the race distance between two pairs of buffalo chasing, not influenced by who first to the finish line.

This is an annual tradition followed by the peasant hordes in Jembrana. Buffalo racers are selected & treated specifically like an athlete, even before the race begins the owner does not forget to perform the ritual. It is held every Sunday between July and November each year.

This tourist attraction can fill your tour itinerary, when you vacation in a perfect time to the west Bali tourism area in Jembrana regency. Megibung Tradition in Karangasem

The tradition of eating along with when there is a ceremony of mores into the culture of the people of Karangasem in East Bali, such as when there is a wedding program, otonan, three months or other ordinance ceremonies, still survives to this day in Karangasem Regency.

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