Following on our blog series, in this month we will provide information and important events happening in and around Bali during the month of August 2018.
For those who love jazz music, you can enjoy the Ubud Village Jazz Festival which will be held on 10th - 11st August 2018 at the ARMA Park (Agung Rai Museum of Art) Ubud.
The first festival was held in 2013 and this year is the sixth year of the Ubud Village Jazz Festival. Carrying the theme "Freedom of Expression", the organizers promised this year festival would be more colorful by inviting famous domestic and foreign jazz musicians such as Benny Green Trio (America), Ade Irawan's Good Fellas (Indonesia), Gerard Kleijn ( Netherlands), Insula (France), and many more!
If you are interested to watching the festival, you can visit www.ubudvillagejazzfestival.com to see more complete information about pre events, tickets, and schedules as well as musicians who will perform on there.
*image source via Business Lounge Journal
The month of August is a special month for the Indonesian because in this month the Indonesian will celebrate their independence from the Dutch colonialists precisely on August 17th. Every year on this month will be filled with celebrations and interesting events that you can find in every corner of the island.
From the first day of the month, you probably notice the red and white flags or ornaments displayed and installed everywhere. Students till government employees also begun to prepare themselves to carry out the flag ceremony when the day of independence comes. Traffic will begin to be diverted because part of the road will be closed to be used as traditional events such as 'panjat pinang', cracker eating competition, sack running, and many more!
Sometimes there will also an events or invitations for social work (social services) such as cleaning the environment, visiting an orphanage, or helping disadvantaged people. This is a great way to help your community and show the civic pride.
Tumpek Kandang is a sacred ceremony for Balinese (Hindus) people to honours animals such as slaughtered animals and pets. The essence of this day is to worship of God, Lord Pasupati which is also known as Rare Angon, the shepherd of the creature. Based on this quotes, it is clear that Balinese Hindu worshiped God, not worshiped animals, as well as the plants, weapons, gamelan and so on.
The meaning of the Tumpek Kandang itself is to teach the great love to the whole creation of God and that teaches nature to appreciate not only to fellow human beings but also to the animals, plants and all of his creations. Because in Hinduism there is a mandate to maintain the harmony of life with all beings and the universe. In addition to Hinduism believes that all beings have a soul that comes from God
The Sanur Village Festival is a yearly event that is held in the coastal village of Sanur. The first festival was held in 2006. This year's Sanur Village Festival is on 12th year and it will present Food Bazaar and Festival, Fashion Fairs, Exhibitions, Tours, Culinary Challenges, Yoga, Sports Activities and Environmental Awareness Programs, International Kite Festival, Exotic 'Jukung' Festival and Sanur Run.
The festival has a different theme every year with its message "The New Spirit of Heritage". This year's theme is "Mandala Giri", which has the meaning of a reflection of the increasing volcanic activity of Mount Agung to become a common awareness in humanity, brotherhood, and love of the universe.
This year Sanur Village Festival will host many programs that you can choose to participate in or only to enjoy the atmosphere of beauty and friendliness of the people of Sanur. For more information about Sanur Village Festival, please visit their website on www.sanurvillagefestival.com.