1th June 2013 - 30th September 2013, Alila Manggis
Book minimum 3-night for stay between 1 June 2013 to 30 September 2013 and enjoy complimentary one of Alila Manggis Culinary Experiences for two persons!
Usaba Sambah & Mekare Kare
3rd - 13th June & 24th -25th June 2013
Each year in June marks festival season in the ancient, walled village of Tenganan located within an easeful drive from the Alila Manggis resort. Two colorful rituals, Usaba Sambah (June 3rd-13th) and Mekare Kare (June 24th and 25th) are open to foreign guests and considered to be as authentic of any experience to be found in Bali.
During the festive period of Usaba Sambah villagers dress up in their resplendent outfits with a focus on the virgin girls and boys in traditional dress performing formal and hypnotising trance dances. If there are sufficient marriageable girls in the village they will sit on the seats of a primitive Ferris Wheel turned by the foot power of village men. The meticulously dressed young women, while looking slightly demure, peer below taking note of the dusty and noisy spectacle below and the boys engaged in a ferocious war dance, dueling each other with prickly panadanus leaf "whips," encouraged by the warlike like sounds and rhythm of kare music.
Tenganan's narrow streets are a colourful and engaging spectacle exhibiting a way of life unchanged for centuries such as the handmade and distinctive double-ikat cloth for sarongs believed to protect their owners from sickness and ill-fate. The Bali Aga villages of East Bali, are home to some of the island’s first inhabitants. The true significance of East Bali inhabitants lies in their peculiar and traditional ways of life. This becomes clear if you visit the area in June when you will almost certainly witness a series of ceremonies that throw entire communities into religious frenzy.
9th - 16th June 2013 & 23rd - 30th June 2013, Alila Manggis
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