Events in Bali in August, 2017

     BALI calendar of events features a full list of festivities and colors, owing much to the cul- ture and traditions of the August 17, when red-and-white flags adorn the street sides and flag raising ceremonies take place at government offices and a major ceremony takes place in Jakarta, attended by the state head and officials. Households and communities throughout

     Here, in Bali, a special calendar system that rotates every 210 days, called the pawu- kon, governs the daily chores, and elaborates rites of passage that a Balinese goes through throughout their entire life and small to grand temple anniversaries. Also a rare sight is the Saka New Year celebrations, which is based on another different calendar. This turn of the year is celebrated in total silence throughout the island, and whole Bali literally shuts down into total silence.

      Many other cultural events and highlights are also part of the Bali experience. In addi- tion to cultural events, this August in Bali also held many events that attract tourists. Check out our Bali event calendar to see if anything coincides with your Bali holiday trip! Bali Kites Festival The Bali Kites Festival is a series of kiting events that takes place annually between July and October, notably at the start of the windy season.

     The kite festival is are one of Bali’s major provincial calendar highlights presenting unique cultural scenes on par with the preceding the Bali Arts Festival. The festival is slated for various dates, with main events customarily taking place along the eastern coast of Padanggalak, just north of Sanur. Hundreds of competing kite troupes gather from all over the island to pilot their traditional kites, alongside inter- national teams with modern kites in various shapes and sizes.

Indonesia’s Independence Day

     This marks Indonesia’s 72nd year of independence. The day is celebrated on the archipelago also post flags and decorations in front of houses. Some communities also hold sack-run races and other revelries in the spirit of nationality. Check out your hotel’s food and beverage highlights for some Independence Day promos and special menus that usually feature national culinary delights. Beside the above two events, the people of Bali also held a variety of events that ap- peal to tourists. Such as Bulfest held (Aug. 2-6) in Singaraja (North Bali); Taman Ayun Barong Festival (Aug. 5-6) at Pura Tanam Ayun (Badung); Sanur Village Festival (Aug. 9 -13) at Sanur beach (Denpasar); Legian Beach Festival (Aug. 25-28) and so on. More information on other tourism events: contact the Tourism Office located in each distric of Bali. ™ BTNewspaper/bali-indonesia. com/events

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