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Bali Kintamani Festival on February 8, 2020 Postponed due to Continuing Coronavirus Alert

The Bali Kintamani Festival scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 8, 2020, has been canceled in the midst of the developing novel coronavirus health crisis, with organizer suggesting the event will be rescheduled sometime in the future.

A letter issued by Bali’s Deputy-Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati (Cok Ace) on Monday, January 27, 2020, stated that the event intended to attract Chinese tourists in Bali has been postponed indefinitely.

The letter said that as a demonstration of empathy for the current condition in China, the Bali event has been postponed until the international travel situation becomes more conducive.

The Chinese Government is limiting both domestic and international movements of its citizens as a means of controlling the spread of the disease.

Flights between Bali and Hunan in China have been canceled until further notice.

The Bali Kintamani Festivals was planned to showcase on a side-by-side basis elements of the Balinese and Chinese cultures, demonstrating, in the process, the centuries-long intensive and extensive relationships shared by Bali and China. The Festival, inspired by the Balingkang Festival held in 2019, The Bali Kintamani Festival aspired to encourage cultural exchange and stimulate travel from China to Bali.

 

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