The night before Nyepi Day is the time when effigies called “Ogoh-ogoh” are carried through the streets in parades held around the island. This year, the ogoh-ogoh parades will be this coming Monday night but beforehand, wherever you go around Bali, you can’t help but see the amazing creations standing-by.Local Customs tagged Bali Blog, Bali Customs, Bali Style, Balinese Culture, Balinese Lifestyle by desley
On March the 12th, all of us in Bali will be celebrating (yet again) another New Year. The celebrations actually begin on the 11th and finish on the 13th and, in the usual Balinese way, it’s complicated. Continue reading to find out why……Local Customs tagged Bali Blog, Bali Customs, Balinese Culture, Balinese Lifestyle by desley
Bali Artworks has been given special permission by Travel Film Archive to present the attached video for your enjoyment. Filmed over 80 years ago, this travelogue is a fascinating record of a Balinese cremation ceremony in the 1930′s. As such, it is of historical significance for today’s Balinese people. There have been some changes to [...]On The Road tagged Bali Lifestyle, Balinese Lifestyle by desley
A kaki lima (translation, “5 legs”) is the name given to the street vendors in Bali who push their food carts around the neighbourhood selling cheap, made-on-the-spot food mostly to the local people. We might see a little variation these days but generally, the cart has 3 legs (wheels) and the human pushing it has 2, hence “kaki lima”!Local Customs tagged Balinese calendar, Balinese Lifestyle by desley
OK, everyone, January is getting closer, bringing a new year for all and we hope it will be a great one. If you are looking at next year’s calendar where you live, you’ll see 31 days and perhaps a holiday marked on the 26th for Australia Day or on the 21st, the Martin Luther King holiday.
For those of us who live in Bali, our January looks a little different.