Year 2020 Main Events To Look Forward For
The main reason Bali is called Island of Gods is not only because of the diversity in beauty it offers but also the festivities and events that happen here throughout the year. Its just the start of 2020 and we already have events to look forward to. Following are the events that have been announced for the year that we are definitely going to attend.
Balingkang Festival8 February 2020
Balingkang Festival is an event aimed to boost tourism in Kintamani area. This event portrays the harmonious cultural life of Balinese Hindu and Chinese (Buddha) intertwining in Balingkang. You will see Penjor Bamboo poles decorated and erected alongside the main road in Kintamani, this is where the carnival and cultural performances take place.
Anniversary of Denpasar
27 February 2020Denpasar will be exploding with colors as the Capital of the Island will celebrate its 232 years anniversary. The main Merriment will be held at Puputan Square. This will also feature in a number of competitions happening along with cultural performances and parades.
29 February 202This day will see the Mekotek in the villagers of Munggu in Mengwi which is also known as "spear fight". This ritual dates back to 1934 where the real spears were used among the villagers unlike today as only wooden sticks are used currently. The Mekotek sees two groups of male villagers as opponents attempting to force down the opposition cone of sticks which usually results in people being crushed below the collapsed cone of sticks.
25 March 2020
Bali Spirit Festival
29 March – 5 April 2020
This beautiful week long festival features yoga, meditation, dance, healing workshops, seminars and martial arts. Full day fairs to vegan food, clothing, markets of all sorts including handicrafts and gifts. It also features a great line up of music from both worldly and spiritual genres. You can check the lineups and schedule at www.balispiritfestival.com.
Ubud Food Festival
17 – 19 April 2020
Ubud food festival is another event that is held annually and has a big fan following. Both domestic and international outstanding chefs, restaurants, food photographers, entrepreneurs, story tellers, activists and scientists will flock to Bali for Ubud Food Festival presented by ABC (UFF). In its sixth year, the country’s leading culinary event will celebrate the nation’s diverse cuisines and exciting gastronomic scene with food lovers from near and far..
Buleleng Art Festival
17 – 21 May 2020
Berawa Beach Arts Festival
22 – 23 May 2020
Makepung Race, Governor Cup
12 July 2020
Makepung is one of the most unique tradition of the Island stemmed from the agerian life side. It is a widely loved and enjoyed event in Jembrana regency of Bali. It a race of water buffaloes on a racing course of around 2 km and is a colorful spectacle. The buffaloes of the farmers participate in the race for trophy honor and pride rather than the money.