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 · Bali Makes a Peaceful New Year Transition
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

Bali Makes a Peaceful New Year Transition

Over 4,000 Giants and Demons Strut Their Stuff on Bali's Streets on Nyepi Eve.


(2/14/2009)

Over 4,000 giant floats or ogoh-ogoh depicting monsters, soccer stars, political figures and favorite rock stars took over streets across Bali on Nyepi eve, March 6, 2008.

Standing several meters high and built of papier-mâché by members of community banjars, villagers hoist bamboo platforms holding the colorful figures onto their shoulders and parade the streets of Bali. Late on the night before the day of island wide silence on Nyepi [See: Pause and Consider in Bali on March 7, 2008] the ogoh-ogoh are typically abandoned and occasionally set afire before revelers return to their homes to commence the 24-hours of silent contemplation.

Tempo Interaktif reports that the ogoh-ogah practice was alive and well this year in Bali, with an official police estimate of a 9% increase in the number of giant floats as compared to 2007.

The official count of ogoh-ogohs found the greatest number in Gianyar (1,072) followed by Denpasar (672), Tabanan (575), Bangli (258), Badung (527), Jembrana (250), Klungkung (215) and Karangasem (203).

Traditionally. ogoh-ogoh are representations of evil spirits, paraded and exorcised by Balinese on the last day of the old year.

Because of incidents over recent years, Island authorities have placed limitations on the Nyepi eve parades to avoid public disorder caused by public drunkenness and street battles between competing community banjars.

The peaceful celebration of the Balinese New Year this year was fortified by the deployment of 6,000 police officers across the island supplemented by local pacalang or volunteer peace officers.

[ www.roundshot360.de]

Selamat Hari Nyepi Caka 1930!


Photos from Ogoh Ogoh (Click to Enlarge)


© 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
Tear This Wall Down!
Badung Lawmakers Inspect Beach Wall Erected by InterContinental Resort Canggu Bali
(5/3/2015)
Lovina Business at a Low Ebb
Lovina Water Park in North Bali Gets 14-Day Deadline to Secure Licenses and Permits
(5/3/2015)
Shrinking Time and Distance in Bali
Bali Prepares to Add 145 Kilometers of New North – South Toll Roads
(5/3/2015)
The Governor’s Good Health
Bali Governor Made Pastika in Singapore on Medical Visit
(5/3/2015)
Dead Man’s Float
American Man Dies while Snorkeling at Nusa Penida, Bali
(5/3/2015)
Cloudy Beer
Situation on the Sale of Beer in Bali Remain Undefined and Unclear
(5/2/2015)
Questioning the Value of an Australian Education
Editorial: Following Execution of Bali9 Members, Lecturer from Swinburne University Ask Indonesians Not to Attend His Classes
(5/2/2015)
Is Tourism Killing People?
Bali Warned that Water and Time Running Out for Bali Tourism
(5/2/2015)
Getting it Back to Nature
Homes of 50 Families Demolished in Conservation Area at Danau Tamblingan, North Bali
(5/2/2015)
Island Fever
Bali Ranks High in TripAdvisor List of World’s Best Islands
(5/2/2015)
Muhammad Comes to the Meridien
Muhammad Yuslan in Charge at Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran
(5/2/2015)
Tiny Bubbles, Make Me Feel Fine
Hard Rock Hotel Bali Launches Venue Dedicated to ‘The Ultimate Foam Party’
(5/2/2015)
All [News]!