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Bali Tradition : Ngamedalang Tradition

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In the old village called Bulian Village, Kubutambahan Sub-district, Singaraja Regency there is a big tradition called “Ngamedalang”. The purpose of this tradition is to organize the villagers in nation way because the king at that time have a duty to create a harmonic, safe, and peace life. People in Bulian already celebrate this tradition from thousand years ago.   First, on the 11th day, people in Bulian Village will do a celebration called “Piodalan Purnamaning Kapat” in Kahyangan Desa. Everyday from the 11th day, there is a celebration called “Bhakti Penglantur”. This celebration is a symbolize as a characteristic from the tradition so the celebration will success until the the end.
Second, the election of the children. Something that very unique from this tradition is, one of the steps in choosing 4 lucky children for the celebration. First of all, the older will choose 11 children which is the children must be clean inside out, no mark, not sick, and under 12 years old. Then th…

Bali Tradition : Ngerebed

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Ngerebeg is a traditional culture in Kemenuh Village, Sukawati Sub-district, Gianyar Regency. People in there called this culture “Ngerebeg” or “Ngedeblag”. Even it has different meaning but it has a relation. The word “Ngrebeg” has meaning “drop” and the word “Ngedeblag” has meaning “aware”. So it means we try to drop misfortune or anything about bad things and we aware with everything that will happen now and in the future. It can happen now or in the future but to prevent that, we drop it by some noises. It is celebrated on Kajang Kliwon Sasih Kalima, because the older believe on that time there are many threats. 

People in Kemenuh Village celebrate this tradition every year. This tradition is interesting because they will block the road. The men will only wear “sarung” and they will paint their body with unique pattern. The woman will wear traditional costume and carry the offerings. They make some noises along the road by gamelan and they also use “kulkul”. The most important th…