November 2-5, 2012
The Nusa Dua Fiesta
Bali Tourism Development Corporation will hold The Nusa Dua Fiesta (NDF) within the Nusa Dua Complex on November 2-5, 2012. This four-day festival will highlight the theme “Segara Lelangunan” or “Enjoying the Mesmerizing Beauty of the Sea”. The theme aims to encourage the preservation of the seas and to increase understanding among the public of the need to preserve the ocean’s ecosystem in order maintain the sustainability of sea tourism.
The Nusa Dua Fiesta showcases a new 17-meter statue of Kresna and Arjuna that are intended to become the mascot of the BTDC Nusa Dua complex, presentation of two colossal traditional dancing art performances, an international musical collaboration of international caliber musicians led by Indonesian musicologist Franky Raden, an exhibition of underwater photography, a Science Film Festival movie titled Water, cooking competition – Bali Culinary Challenge 2012 and a workshop on sustainable seafood organized by the Indonesian Chefs Association (ICA).
November 16–18, 2012
Screen Below The Wind Festival
Screen Below The Wind Festival will be held in Ubud on November 16–18, 2012. Screen Below The Wind Festival will present 15–20 documentary films & photo exhibition on Southeast Asian cultural diversity to local & international communities. This festival aims to give better understanding in social dynamics and vibrant of Southeast Asian region. The screenings will take place in 3 venues (2 indoor and 1 outdoor). This event will be a travelling festival. After the first festival, the films & photo exhibition will travel to four other Southeast Asian cities, with screenings and exhibits held for three days in each place.
November 17, 2012
Tumpek Kandang is holiday dedicated to Sang Hyang Rare Angon, the god of all cattle and livestock. On this day Balinese show their appreciation and thankfulness to all domesticated animals that help them in everyday life. On this holiday day, domesticated animals in Bali receive a great attention; the cows are washed in the river and dressed-up like human beings, with special cone-shaped spiral of coconut leaf placed on their horns.
The pigs are decorated, with their bellies wrapped with a white or yellow cloth. The domesticated animals are fed with the best food. A special offering is made for Sang Hyang Rare Angon, the god of all cattle and livestock, prayer is offered to the God for the welfare of the domesticated these animals. Holy water and rice are sprinkled to the head of these animals at the end of the ceremony.