August 3 – 9, 2012
Bali International Choir Festival – 2012
Bali International Choir Festival comprises of many activities symposium & competition, workshop, concerts, Balinese culture, intercultural collaboration and temple tours. Participating choirs may give concert performances, participate in Balinese music and dance workshops, collaborate with local and international choirs, and have clinics with distinguished European, Asian, and American clinicians. Individual participants, conductors and singers will participate in symposium sessions focusing on innovative and dynamic creative choral work and professional development.
August 4, 2012
Tumpek Uduh can also be called Tumpek Pengatag or Tumpek Pengarah or Tumpek Bubuh , is Balinese version of earth day. This special day for plants has been celebrated for centuries every 210 days. In this holiday, Balinese offers a blessing ceremony to the plants, especially the ones that give benefits to Balinese everyday life such as such as rice, coconuts, mangoes, durian, bananas, flower etc. In this special day the plants are decorated with clothes and special decoration made from coconut leaf and presented a special offering. This is the time for expressing gratitude to plants. The blessing ceremony held at every plantation and farm throughout the island.
August 5, 2012
PGI Bali Junior Golf Series & Championship Cup 2012
PGI Bali Junior Golf Series & Championship Cup 2012 will be held at Bali Handara Kosaido Country and Golf Club August 17, 2012 Independence Day
Independence Day in Bali is always a day of celebration, national flags will adorned very corner of Bali and there will processions, traditional music, dancing and other events. One of many interesting events to celebrate Independence Day is “makepung” or bull race. The makepung will be held in Jembrana Regency on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Tuwed and Jembrana Regent Cup on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Delod Berawah.
August 28, 2012
Penampahan day is a special day when Balinese are busily preparing offerings and dishes for the Galungan day, on the next day. While the women have been busy for days before creating beautifully woven ‘banten‘ (offerings made from young coconut leaves), the men usually wake up well before dawn to slaughter a pig that is unlucky enough to be chosen to help celebrate this occasion. Chickens may also be chosen from the collection of free-range chickens that roam around the house compound. The penjor (richly decorated bamboo pole) is also placed in the front of gate on this day.
August 29, 2012
Galungan Day is the most important holiday for Balinese. This holiday symbolizes the victory of Virtue (Dharma) over Evil (Adharma). The striking characteristic of the celebration of this holiday is ‘penjor’, a tall bamboo pole splendidly decorated with woven young coconut leaves, fruit, cakes and flowers, on the right side of every house entrance. On this holiday, Balinese pray to the temple in their finest clothes and presents specific offering to God and ancestors.
August 30, 2012
Day is a holiday when Balinese usually make a trip to visit relatives or tourism destinations and attractions, a holiday to enjoy the festivities of Galungan.