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.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.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

Recent Stories

Next week Skrillex headlines Finns Day Out!

Get ready to be part of the biggest September day/night party on the island as Finns Beach Club gears...

Read More

SugarSand on Seminyak Beach

SugarSand restaurant sits in a beautiful location overlooking Seminyak Beach and has a high-end feel, but also the casual...

Read More

Echo and the Alcohol-Free Movement

Alcohol-free dance parties have taken off in the past few years in Bali and around the world. As people,...

Read More

The Best Nightclubs in Bali

Here is a list of the top 17 Bali Clubs (in alphabetical order). They are basically the only clubs there are in Bali and they each offer something a little different. Check out the details below to find the club for you.

Read More