Local Events – June 2018

Lots of local ceremonies are happening this June in Bali, so we give you the most significant ones:

Kuningan and Sakenan Temple’s Anniversary
9th of June 2018, island-wide and Sakenan Temple, Serangan Island
Kuningan Day roughly takes place ten days after the Galungan celebrations. Balinese pray at temples and shrines before noon. One of the island’s most notable temples is Sakenan on Serangan Island or “Pura Sakenan” as referred to by locals

17 Mekotekan Rituals
9th of June 2018, Munggu Village
This age-old tradition coincides with the day of Kuningan and features the whole male villagers of Munggu joining in brandishing long stiff bamboo poles onto the streets. Over a thousand jovial participants and curious onlookers flock to the village streets, reenacting the triumphant battles of the Blambangan war.

The 40th Annual Bali Arts Festival
16th of June – 14 July, 2018, Taman Werdhi Budaya Arts Centre in Denpasar.

Locally known as ‘Pesta Kesenian Bali’. The festival takes place every second Saturday of June to the second Saturday of July. It’s a yearly celebration of exhibitions and performances of various kinds of artworks and cultural achievements, and everyone is invited to see Bali’s wealth of performing arts

Tanah Lot Temple ‘Piodalan’ Anniversary Date
13th of June, Tanah Lot Temple
One of the most significant sea temples on the island celebrates its biannual ‘piodalan’ temple anniversary, which coincides every Wednesday on a Langkir cycle on the Balinese 210-day Pawukon calendar. Pilgrims from the adjacent villages and all over the island flock to the temple for prayers.

Uluwatu Temple ‘Piodalan’ Anniversary
19th of June 2018, Uluwatu Temple
This day coincides with a Kliwon Medangsia Tuesday on the Balinese pawukon calendar, which is also the ‘piodalan’ anniversary of one of Bali’s famous sea temples, Uluwatu. The temple is most decorated on this day, and has local Balinese Hindu pilgrims from all around the island attending it.

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