Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Raining on Klungkung's Parade
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Raining on Klungkung's Parade

Klungkung Cancels Ogoh-Ogoh Parades to Celebrate the Bali Hindu New Year


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Nyepi, ogoh-ogoh, Desa Pakraman, Bali Hindu New Year, Ketut Rupia Arsana
Click Image to Enlarge

(1/25/2014)

Official in Bali's eastern regency of Klungkung have opted to play it safe and cancel traditional ogoh-ogoh celebrations on the eve of Nyepi, March 30, 2014.

As reported on balidiscovery.com Politics – A Topic Best Avoided,
Election officials in Bali have expressed concerns that the traditional ogoh-ogoh displays of Papier-mâché floats carried aloft on the shoulders of young men to mark the transition to the Hindu New Year on March 30, 2014, might ferment political unrest and insurrection just before the legislative elections scheduled 10 days later on April 9, 2014.

Tahun Isaka 1936 that dawns on March 31, 2014, will be welcomed this year in the eastern Balinese regency of Klungkung without the preliminary celebrations of ogoh-ogoh parades.

I Ketut Rupia Arsana, speaking on bahalf of Klungkung's traditional villages (Desa Pakraman) in the NusaBali, said, "It's been agreed, there will be no ogoh-ogoh competition."

Arsana explained that the decision to cancel ogoho-ogoh festivities this year was a decision agreed with culture and tourism agencies (Disbudpar) of the government.

If any ogoh-ogoh activities do take place this year in Klungkung they will be no competition between villages with parades strictly confined to the village in which the ogoh-ogoh is made. And then, any ogoh-ogoh made for local entertainment must be free of all political attributes - including party symbols and the likeness of political candidates or political figures.

Local officials are calling on religious leaders, traditional community representatives and politicians to avoid mixing politics and religion during the celebrations leading up to the official day of silence - Nyepi on March 31, 2014.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Anything But Therapeutic
13-Year-Old Australian Boy Claims Sexual Molestation at Kuta, Bali Spa
(5/28/2016)
The Road to Bali
BALINALE Bali International Film Festival Hosting Career Day for Aspiring Film Makers in Bali June 1-2, 2016
(5/28/2016)
A Dose of Leniency for Two Airlines
Transportation Ministry Dilutes Punishments Given to Lion Air and AirAsia for Poor Airport Ground Handling
(5/28/2016)
Hand Off Our Kids!
President Joko Widodo Decrees New Punishments Including Castration and Electronic Monitoring for those Convicted of Sexual Misconduct with Children
(5/28/2016)
April Arrivals to Bali Up 21.3%
Bali by the Numbers: Foreign Tourist Arrivals January-Apriln2016 Up 16.77%. Bali to End 2016 with 4.6 Million Visitors?
(5/28/2016)
A Dozen Years in a Bali Jail
Bulgarian Facing 12 Years in Prison for ATM Fraud Scheme in Bali
(5/28/2016)
Heart Attack Claims Chinese Tourist
Chinese Tourist Dies of Apparent Heart Attack at Hotel in Jimbaran, South Bali
(5/28/2016)
Grounded in Taro
Gianyar Government Temporarily Halts Helicopter Tours from Elephant Safari Park
(5/28/2016)
Fire Storm at the Dorm
Fire Destroys Part of the Island Hostel in Legian, Bali
(5/28/2016)
Up On the Roof
Australian Man Facing Deportation After Cavorting on the Roof of a Kuta Hotel
(5/28/2016)
Mentelle Therapy
Cape Mentelle Wines from Margaret River to Grace 2nd Wine Dinner of the Season at Arana, The Laguna Resort & Spa on Saturday, July 2, 2016
(5/28/2016)
A Great Alternative Party Awaits
Bali Rainbow Party to Support HIV/AIDS Awareness and Treatment on Saturday, July 2, 2016
(5/28/2016)
All [News]!