Bali Kite Festival 2015 18 Jul 2015 – 20 Jul 2015

bali kite festival

The bright blue sky at Padang Galak, Sanur Beach, on the wondrous island of Bali will be decorated with numerous colorful and distinct Balinese traditional kites when the 36th Annual Bali Kite Festival takes place from 18th to 20th July 2015.

The festival will feature kites in huge sizes, usually up to 4 meters wide and 10 meter long. The kites will feature  unique traditional shapes and design such as the Bebean (Fish), Janggan (Birds) and Pecukan (Leaves). The Bebeans are  the largest in size; the Janggans have tails that can reach to hundreds of meters; and the Pecukans are the easiest to fly since they are the most stable in design. Dominated by the colors red, white, and black, these kites will truly offer their own unique appeal as they glide up and down over the rice fields.

The festival will be participated by teams representing villages around Denpasar,  capital city of Bali Province. The team who can perform the best moves and fly the kite the longest will emerge as champion. However, the festival is not only about competing since it also holds religious and spiritual values. The kites flown up the sky are  also regarded as means to deliver prayers to the gods in the hope of an abundant harvest. As the kites dance in the sky, they will be accompanied by the soothing sounds of Balinese traditional music.

Padang Galak is one of the tourist regions around Sanur Beach which offers recreational facilities including an exquisite fish pond. There is also an open stage used for traditional and contemporary art performances.

More information available at:

http://www.disparda.baliprov.go.id/id/Calendar-of-Event2

http://www.indonesia.travel/en/event/detail/1117/-bali-kite-festival-2015

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