Bali Kissing Festival “Omed-Omedan”

On March 8th, thousands of locals in the tiny Balinese village of Banjar Kaja Sesetan, Denpasar gather for the mass kissing ritual festival. A strangely liberal concept for a relatively traditional and conservative society, omed-omedan is a ceremony when boys stay on one side of the road, and girls on the other. The boys then run to the girls, pull them and kiss, while other people in the crowd pour water on them. It is also a form of celebration on the first day after the Saka new year which is known as The Day of Silence. The ceremony usually starts around 2pm. Along with the festival, there will also be a street bazaar with lots of traditional food and crafts. Visitors are welcome to watch this festival.

Facebook
Twitter

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Stories

Editorial. Friday 12 April

Work hard, Play hard, is not a bad mantra. It basically keeps me alive. Wednesday night we were out...

Read More

Drunken Kong One More Night in Bali

Drunken Kong will be back at Red Ruby Saturday, 20 April. If you like your beats harder than granite,...

Read More

Editorial Thursday 3 April

You would have to say the wet season arrived late this year. The rain last night (Weds night) was...

Read More

Editorial Friday 29 March

I can’t believe how expensive everything is nowadays. Not just the nightlife but also going down to the grocery...

Read More