Our Balinese Culture and Traditions

Discover some of our world famous festivals. Soak up the sights and sounds of these spiritual ceremonies that give our people the opportunity for inner renewal, helping them to gain insight and perspective, and to appreciate everything life offers. There’s a lot to see, and something to appeal to every visitor. Don’t miss the incredible chance to experience an authentic expression of Indonesian culture and history, and to leave with a greater appreciation for our whole country and region, and the people who make it unforgettable.


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Canang Sari

When staying in Bali, you may notice offerings being placed around homes or even your accommodation.

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Melasti Ceremony

This is a festival of purification which will be held before Nyepi.

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Pengerupukan Day

This ritual, known as the Bhuta Yajna rids the world of negative elements, creating a balance between mankind, nature and god.

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Nyepi Day

Nyepi Day, the day of silence is a day to mark the beginning of the New Year.

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Galungan

Typically considered to be the most important festivals in Bali the Galungan ceremonies celebrate Dharma’s victory against Adharma.

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Kuningan Day

This day is notable as it is the end of the Galungan holiday. It begins ten days from the end of Galungan.