Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Raining on Klungkung's Parade
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Raining on Klungkung's Parade

Klungkung Cancels Ogoh-Ogoh Parades to Celebrate the Bali Hindu New Year


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Nyepi, ogoh-ogoh, Desa Pakraman, Bali Hindu New Year, Ketut Rupia Arsana
Click Image to Enlarge

(1/25/2014)

Official in Bali's eastern regency of Klungkung have opted to play it safe and cancel traditional ogoh-ogoh celebrations on the eve of Nyepi, March 30, 2014.

As reported on balidiscovery.com Politics – A Topic Best Avoided,
Election officials in Bali have expressed concerns that the traditional ogoh-ogoh displays of Papier-mâché floats carried aloft on the shoulders of young men to mark the transition to the Hindu New Year on March 30, 2014, might ferment political unrest and insurrection just before the legislative elections scheduled 10 days later on April 9, 2014.

Tahun Isaka 1936 that dawns on March 31, 2014, will be welcomed this year in the eastern Balinese regency of Klungkung without the preliminary celebrations of ogoh-ogoh parades.

I Ketut Rupia Arsana, speaking on bahalf of Klungkung's traditional villages (Desa Pakraman) in the NusaBali, said, "It's been agreed, there will be no ogoh-ogoh competition."

Arsana explained that the decision to cancel ogoho-ogoh festivities this year was a decision agreed with culture and tourism agencies (Disbudpar) of the government.

If any ogoh-ogoh activities do take place this year in Klungkung they will be no competition between villages with parades strictly confined to the village in which the ogoh-ogoh is made. And then, any ogoh-ogoh made for local entertainment must be free of all political attributes - including party symbols and the likeness of political candidates or political figures.

Local officials are calling on religious leaders, traditional community representatives and politicians to avoid mixing politics and religion during the celebrations leading up to the official day of silence - Nyepi on March 31, 2014.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Tax as a Target
Bali Governor Wants Price Controls on Bali Hotels
(2/25/2017)
Close Every Door to Me
Sriwijaya Flight from China to Bali Returns to Guangzhou to Close a Door
(2/25/2017)
Connecting Communities Through Film
BALINALE Bali International Film Festival September 24-30, 2017
(2/25/2017)
Royals to Annoy All in Bali?
Bali Police Promise Extraordinary Security During Visit of Saudi Arabian King March 4-9. 2017
(2/25/2017)
When Your Girdle is Killing You
South African Woman Caught at Bali Airport with 1.1 kilograms of Methamphetamines Stashed in her Corset
(2/25/2017)
Grenier Prefers Greener
Hollywood Actor Adrian Grenier Comes to Bali to Lobby for Clean, Plastic-Free Oceans
(2/25/2017)
Take it to the Bank
Government Asks World Bank and Udayana University to Mediate Benoa Bay Reclamation Controversy
(2/24/2017)
Massive Monarchial Movement
Eight Aircraft to Bring King of Saudi Arabia and Party of 1,500 to Bali for Holiday Visit March 4-9, 2017
(2/25/2017)
Rp. 16 Million = 5 Years of Jail Time
Police to Charge American Expat Paul Hoffman with Armed Robbery for Series of Convenience Store Robberies
(2/24/2017)
Prepared for Tourism Takeoff
Transportation Minister Outlines Massive National Airport Development Program
(2/24/2017)
A Night for the Birds
More than Rp. 20 million Raised at Bali Starling Night at Big Tree Farm by Begawan Foundation
(2/24/2017)
Giving Busses the Business in Bali
Plans Under Review to Limit Maximum Bus Length in Kuta, Bali to 5 Meters
(2/24/2017)
All [News]!