Sunday, March 25, 2012

Omed-omedan Festival: kissing festival in bali


Omed-omedan Festival: kissing festival in bali
Omed-omedan Festival: kissing festival in bali 
The day after Nyepi, a banjo in the village of Sesetan, Denpasar, Bali has always held a unique fesrival that only one on the island. Banjar Kaja is located in the southern city of Denpasar has a tradition or a festival omedan Omed-kiss between boys and girls the local row.

This year, at least 50 young men and women who have grown up participating in the festival heritage festival Omed-omedan or kiss. Omed-omedan Festival or festival kiss begins with prayers with the Pura Banjar and all participants must follow the procession is to be given the smoothness and safety while kissing later. After the prayer the young people are divided into two groups. The first is a group of men, and the other is a group of women.
The "elders" or elder people in the village to "referee" festival kiss. If the "elders" gestured started! then the two groups confronted each other was appointed one of its representatives to be paraded to the front and against a kiss with representatives of other groups. Usually if the argument had occurred, participants were more eager to swallow the man's lips "versus" them that look shy but willing.
To avoid getting hot kiss, the elders assisted organizers to all participants throw water-omedan omed this. However, not only the participants, the spectators, photographers and cameramen to take pictures too close too willing to be washed down with a bucket of water.
Between the raw smell of young people is done repeatedly until the "referee" to stop it. About an hour festival watched by thousands of tourists and residents is finally over. All participants returned to the Pura Banjar for tirta sprinkled with water.
Ayu Prambandari, one participant had a chance omed-omedan feel awkward when kissing with male participants because they do not know each other. "Deg-degan hell, is not surprised as anyone can. If here we do not know who kiss each rada so awkward, that same girlfriend's different," said the girl was 20 years.
Ayu is already 7 times follow-omedan omed admits enthusiastically participated because he wanted to preserve the culture that has been passed down from generation to generation this. "Our parents used to be also involved, it is customary if not participate ntar fear nothing," he added.
Omed-omedan tradition began in the 17th century. Earlier this tradition is carried on the day of Nyepi, but in 1978 it was decided to replace it at the time of Ngembak Geni, or the day after Nyepi. "This tradition is only a stripling Teruni excitement at the time of the day omed omedan Ngembak-geni," said I Gusti Ngurah Oka Putra, Banjar rich public figures.
Apart form of respect for ancestors, omed-omedan was held to further enhance the sense of camaraderie and solidarity among citizens, especially young men and women. 

Omed-omedan Festival: kissing festival in bali 

Omed-omedan Festival: kissing festival in bali 

Omed-omedan Festival: kissing festival in bali 

Omed-omedan Festival: kissing festival in bali 

Omed-omedan Festival: kissing festival in bali 

Omed-omedan Festival: kissing festival in bali 

Omed-omedan Festival: kissing festival in bali


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