Bali is an endless topic to be speaking of. It’s wonderful nature, culture, and traditional dishes have been spoiling tourists from around the world for centuries. There are various unique traditions in Bali, and one of them is Omed-omedan or famous as Bali Kissing Festival. This festival is only takes place prior the Balinese New Year celebration. A Pecalang or Balinese custom police is there to monitor all participants and the whole festival to run accordingly. Certain conditions applied in this festival, such as; participants must be at least 15 years old or have not graduate from university and single.
Before the show started, participants are divided into two groups, boys (Teruna) and girls (Teruni), and after that a boy and girl are selected alternatively one by one to be herded into the center. Once they meet they’ll hug and sometimes they also leave a kiss, that’s why this is called the kissing festival. This tradition has been performed since the 17th century and still preserved until now. Girl participants are usually embarrassed during the herd meanwhile the boys are the opposite because they mostly always enthusiast. Beside to preserve their traditional custom, Omed-omedan is also a good way to get along with the neighbors or in Bali they call it Dharma Shanti.
If you want to witness this unique tradition, you need to come to Bali before Hari Raya Nyepi or Balinese New Year celebration. But, if you want to come to Bali buy this end of the year, stay at Ayodya Resort Bali. We have so many packages to offer with best deal up to 15% discount. In Ayodya Resort Bali, there are so many things to do such as a romantic dinner by the beach, an intimate Ayodya Saturday Brunch with families, or join the local party around the Nusa Dua beach.